I have pasted in the text from a document that was circulated by email to lots of engineering students in DIT in 2008.
At the time DIT ran a 10 week course (1 night a week) for free so that people could sit the part 1 Advanced Electrotechnology and part 2, Electrical Engineering Practice – Stage B (Advanced Stage).
These are Department of Education exams and I found many of the questions are very dated, it was as though the person setting the questions was still living in the 1960s.
About 15 of us did the course, as far as I know none of us ended up teaching!! I looked over lots of past papers and saw that some years exam papers were much easier than other years!! The exams cost about €150. I don't know if the course has been run since, but it was well run.
As others have pointed out, there is not lightly to be any employent in this area for quite some time!
At the time it was explained to me by a senior DIT person that a qualified electrician that had this course would have a fair crack at getting some part time work teaching apprentices.
Have you considered a career in Third Level Teaching in Kevin Street?
The minimum requirements are as follows:
Completion of an appropriate full trade apprenticeship with a pass in all the associated examinations including appropriate post apprenticeship examinations
An appropriate 1st or 2nd class honours degree in Electrical or Building Services Engineering from a degree awarding authority or an approved equivalent qualification
At least three years post apprenticeship or post qualification industrial experience. Industrial Experience in Electrical Services or Electrical Power Engineering. Computer literate, Competency in AutoCAD.
Good communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of Electrical Services industry. Good presentation skills. Membership of a professional institution such as CIBSE
Proven track record in team working; Ability to problem solve and innovate; Ambitious and creative; One who wishes to develop academically; One who likes working with young people; One capable of developing academic programmes.
If you are a qualified electrician with three years experience you would meet the practical experience requirements above.
The academic requirement may be met by passing the Department of Education Electrical Engineering Practice Examinations
Part 1 - Advanced Electrotechnology
Part 2 - Electrical Engineering Practice – Stage B (Advanced Stage) -
If you wish to sit these exams next June, you must enter now through the Examinations Office, Kevin Street.
There is no course available at present, however, it may be possible to provide copies of past papers and tutorial classes for a small group interested in studying for these exams.
If you are interested in the above, please give your names to Frances in the Department Office in Church Lane.
Head of Department
Please note: All appointments are subject to interview.
Last edited by 2011; 01-04-2011 at 00:17.