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Substitute teaching in primary schools in Ireland

  • 28-05-2017 6:52pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1 ciarateacher


    Hello,
    I am looking for some help/advice please.
    I am a student about to start my masters in Primary School Teaching.
    I have completed a level 8 degree and I am wondering is it possible for me to be a substitute teacher now without having a teaching qualification?
    I have heard from people that you only need a level 8 degree but I am not sure where I can find the correct information regarding substitute teachers and whether or not I could be one.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,751 Avatar MIA


    Hello,
    I am looking for some help/advice please.
    I am a student about to start my masters in Primary School Teaching.
    I have completed a level 8 degree and I am wondering is it possible for me to be a substitute teacher now without having a teaching qualification?
    I have heard from people that you only need a level 8 degree but I am not sure where I can find the correct information regarding substitute teachers and whether or not I could be one.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    I think you would need to apply to and be approved by the teaching council. You would also need garda vetting.

    However, even if you could, there are fully qualified probated teachers struggling to get subbing work.

    So, I don't think you can from a technical point of view, but from a practical point of view you'd not get work subbing.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 12,312 Mod ✭✭✭✭ byhookorbycrook


    If you don't have a TC no. and garda clearance, not a chance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 238 ✭✭ wacotaco


    Hello,
    I am looking for some help/advice please.
    I am a student about to start my masters in Primary School Teaching.
    I have completed a level 8 degree and I am wondering is it possible for me to be a substitute teacher now without having a teaching qualification?
    I have heard from people that you only need a level 8 degree but I am not sure where I can find the correct information regarding substitute teachers and whether or not I could be one.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!


    I am in the same situation as you now. Starting a masters in Primary School Teaching after completing a level 8 degree. Is it as simple as registering with the teaching council?

    I read this in the teaching guidance, what is meant by appropriate additional qualification?

    'If you are applying for registration on the basis of an undergraduate degree or equivalent at Level7 on the National Framework of Qualifications (which has a ECTS credit weighting of at least 180credits), you are required to provide evidence of an appropriate additional qualification, or a minimum of three years’ experience in a workplace or instructional setting which is relevant toyour qualifications'

    Thanks!


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