If you did your induction outside Ireland
If you completed a formal state recognised induction process in another country, you must apply to the Teaching Council for the assessment of that process to check if it is recognised in Ireland.
Overseas Induction Assessment Criteria
If you have completed a formal induction process in another country, you are required to apply to the Teaching Council for the assessment of that process to determine eligibility for recognition in Ireland.
The Induction process must meet the following criteria to be considered for assessment:
- Must be completed after qualifying as a teacher
- Must be a minimum of one year induration
- Must be certified by the competent authority, e.g., Ministry of Education/Teaching Council in the country in which the induction process was completed
- A mentoring/support structure must be included in the induction process
- The process must be formalised internally at school level and validated externally at state/country level
- A Primary teacher must teach a nationally recognised curriculum to the age range 4- to 12-year-olds
- A Post-primary teacher must teach a nationally recognised curricular subject(s) to the age range 12- to 18-year-olds
The following evidence must be submitted with your letter of application:
- An overview of the formal Induction process published by the competent authority and verified by the school/authority as being the process completed
- Submission of internal and external reports/outcomes/results/observations
- In respect of primary teachers – the dates and duration of the induction process, specifying the number of school days completed and the class setting in which it took place – this must be certified by the school / competent authority
- In respect of post-primary teachers – the dates and duration of the induction process, specifying the number of hours of teaching a post primary curricular subject(s) in a postprimary school and the class setting in which it took place – this must be certified by the school/competent authority
If you have any further queries on the above criteria, please contact the Conditions Team by email Conditions@teachingcouncil.ie or forward your correspondence to The Conditions Team, Block A, Maynooth Business Campus, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, W23 Y7X0, Ireland.
There are certain standards your induction must meet before the Teaching Council can add you fully to the register. It must be of the same standard as the Irish induction process, Droichead
The induction programme must:
- Be state recognised
- Based on policy and process documentation detailing the induction programme
This documentation should:
- Be published by either:
- The Ministry of Education or
- A recognised Competent Authority (the equivalent of the Teaching Council )
- Clearly set out the requirements of the induction process for all teachers in the country (The process must be the same for all teachers).
The induction process must be validated at state level.(A school completing their own internal induction process does not suffice.)
If you qualified in Ireland and are planning on working in the UAE, England or other country
If you completed your initial teacher education programme in Ireland and are considering teaching in either the UAE or England, it is not possible to complete a state recognised induction programme while working there.
The UAE do not have a state recognised induction programme, so it is not possible to complete a process similar to Droichead while working there.
Some schools complete their own internal induction processes. However this will not suffice, as you must complete an induction process that is recognised and validated at state level.
This means if you return to Ireland to work, you will have to complete Droichead.
Teachers who qualified outside of England are not eligible to complete the two-year Early Career Induction Framework in England (they must have qualified in England).
However, after two years of teaching experience in England it may be possible to apply to complete the UK induction programme. For further information please check with the relevant authority.
For the rest of the world
For other countries, please:
- Email the Council at email@example.com
- Include a link to or copy of the policy and process documentation published by the Ministry of Education or Competent Authority of that country
The documentation should detail the induction programme in the country in which you intend to work.
We will then advise you.