Securing and Beginning a Teaching Position as a NQT

Securing and Beginning a Teaching Position as a NQT


Course Description

This course aims to support Newly Qualified Teachers in securing and beginning a teaching position.

To begin, this course addresses the process of applying for a teaching position in Ireland. Typically, schools will require prospective teachers to complete a standard application form when applying for the position. This form is discussed in detail in the first module of this course and sample responses that could be included in this form are explored.
Following this, the second module explores the interview process for teaching positions and outlines some possible questions that may be asked of interviewing teachers. Some suggested responses to these questions are also provided.
Many newly qualified teachers who are successful in securing a teaching position will then begin to engage in the Droichead induction process. This course provides an overview this process and some important points to note as a teacher engages in this process of induction.

Course Details

TARGET AUDIENCE:This course is for newly qualified teachers who are ready for the next step: securing and beginning a new teaching position.
CAREER PATHAfter completing this course, participants will be better prepared to secure and begin a new teaching position.
COURSE DURATION:10 Hours (Actual course duration may vary based on prior skills and application)
PROGRESSION OPTIONS:Build on this certificate by upgrading to a foundation award, standard award or diploma

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This course is divided into modules and lessons, each focusing on key topics, which are broken down into easy-to-follow concepts.

Throughout the course, you will be given activities to complete to help you summarise what you have learnt and appraise your understanding.

There are five modules within the course and information on what is covered is as follows:

Module 1: Applications for Teaching Posts

  • Apply for Teaching Jobs
  • Standard Application Form

Module 2: Interviews for Teaching Posts

  • Interview Preparation
  • Interview Questions –  Personal & Classroom Management
  • Interview Questions – SEN, Parents, Curricular Knowledge & Planning
  • Other Interview Questions

Module 3: Droichead and Other Important Information

  • The Droichead Process
  • Teaching Contracts and Panels
  • INTO & Useful Contacts

Enrolment Procedure

  • 1. Select your first course or Select an Award or Diploma

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  • 2. Enrol and Start Your Training

    Once you add your training programme of choice to the cart, select checkout and complete the registration and payment steps. You will receive an email with your enrolment details and information about how to login and start training immediately.

  • 3. Download your Certificates

    As you compete each course and assessments successfully, you can download your certificates. For Diploma students, your Diploma certificate will be posted directly to your home or school address.

  • 4. Graduate & Avail of Career Services

    Flúirse Teacher CPD will provide you not only with the skills for your personal and professional development but also the skills to progress in your teaching career. All Diploma graduates can avail of free career support services where our team will assist you in updating your CV and Linkedin Pages with your new qualifications!

  • 5. Put your New Skills in Action & Achieve your Goals

    All our courses are highly practical and designed specifically for teachers, so you can apply what you learn immediately in your classroom and school.

Training Information

Courses: Each course is approximately 7-10 hours in guideline training time including time for offline reading and assessments. By completing additional courses within the required training period, you can easily progress to achieve additional qualifications including a Flúirse Foundation Award, Flúirse Standard Award or a Flúirse Diploma.

Qualification Paths: By successfully completing any course, you will qualify for a Flúirse Certificate in that course topic. Completing 3 courses within a 12 month period in the same category will qualify for a Flúirse Foundation Award. Completing 7 courses in the same category within 18 months qualifies for a Flúirse Standard Award and ultimately completing 10 courses in the same sector with 1 elective course (any course from any category) within 24 months qualifies for a Flúirse Diploma.

Format: Courses are delivered 100% online so you can train in your own time and at your own pace. Each is divided into modules and lessons, each focusing on key topics, which are broken down into easy-to-follow concepts. Throughout each course, complete interactive activities to help you summarise what you have learnt and appraise your understanding.

Pre-Requisites: There are no specific experience or qualifications requirements before starting your training. For those with experience in any of the course topics, you are encouraged to move quickly though any aspects of the course content that are familiar and to focus instead on areas where the content is new or less familiar.

Training Period: Once enrolled on any single course, you have 6 months to complete all courses within this training programme. For Foundation Awards (3 course) you have 12 months and for Standard Awards (7 course) you have 18 months. Diploma programmes (11 courses) have 24 months. We recommend spending at least 1 hour each week training meaning you can always complete your training well before the deadline.

Course Length: On average each course requires approximately 7-10 hours of study. This certificate training programme consists of 10 guideline hours which on average takes no more than 10 weeks to complete with just 1 hour per week training part-time. Training is fully flexible and the entire course can be even completed in one session if preferred.

Assessment Criteria: Assessments are scheduled only when you are ready. There are no final exams, continual assessments are included through each course with a test at the end of each course.

Course Fees: Fees are paid online in advance or for schools or groups you can select a range of flexible instalment plans and a quote or invoice can be issued. Fees vary depending on the number of courses or training qualification selected. You can speak to any of our Course Advisors to get a detailed breakdown of course fees and instalment plan options.

Support: Our Support teams are on hand to answer all your queries, either by phone, e-mail or video (shared screen) support Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 5pm (excluding public holidays).

Career Support: After graduating from any Flúirse Diploma programmes, you can avail of free career support where our team will assist you in updating your CV and Linkedin profiles.

Certification: Upon successful completion of each course you have the opportunity to download you certificate. Once you complete all courses within your training programme you can request your Flúirse Award or Diploma certificate. Diploma certificates are posted to your home or school address.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Although the courses are delivered online they are different to traditional “online” courses that offer no real support. Our Course Advisors and Tutors are always on-hand to guide you through your courses and help you at each step of your training journey. Once you are a student with Flúirse you are a student for life and will have access to all our career services at every stage of your career.

Flúirse operates eight training centres in Ireland: Tralee, Co. Kerry , Airport East Business & Technology Park, Co. Cork, IDA Industrial Park, Waterford, Westpoint Business Park in Wexford, Kea Lew Business Park in Portlaoise, Wexford Road Business Park, Carlow and Tracklands Business Park, Ennis, Co. Clare

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Students with Flúirse have access to a full range of Career Services including: CV Clinics, Job Application support and Interview Skills

The courses contain several modules each of which is made up of individual lessons.

The course completion requirements are as follows:

Each lesson will contain self-assessment exercises to guide your progress and ensure your comprehension.

At the end of each module you will complete revision questions intended to prepare you for the final exam.

Before undertaking the final exam, you will be allowed to take a mock exam to practice until you are confident enough to complete the final exam.

When you are ready you may attempt the final exam to complete the course.

Each individual course should take approximately 10 hours of online study.

You will be allowed up to 6 months to complete each individual course, with up to 24 month for a full diploma programme.

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