KCFE Establishing Itself As A Pre-Teaching Hub

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KERRY College of Further Education (KCFE) has begun to establish itself as a feeder for students wishing to progress to Universities and Teacher Training Colleges.

From next September, KCFE plans to expand its array of Pre-Teaching courses on offer.  The aim of undertaking a Pre-Teaching course is to educate a student in a particular subject area while introducing them to the concepts of education and training; while offering them an opportunity to undertake micro-teaching and work experience within a teaching environment.

It will facilitate the student in making an informed decision on whether teaching is a suitable future career for them going before committing to a three or four year Degree.

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Currently Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) offers a range of courses where students can  progress to colleges to study for degrees where they can go on to enjoy careers in teaching the arts, music, design and much more.

New from next September, KCFE will expand the Pre-Teaching offering to include Sports and Physical Education Pre-Teaching designed for those who are considering pursuing a career in PE Teaching.

Once the Sports and Physical Education Level 5 is completed, students are eligible to apply for a number of reserved places on the Bachelor of Education Degree in Sports Studies and Physical Education course at UCC, designed for second level teaching.

Places are offered on a competitive basis to eligible students who meet the desired grades. Also a Business Studies Pre-Teaching course is recognised as an entry route into Business Studies (with Accounting or Religious Studies) Teaching Training programme at Mary Immaculate College of Education – Thurles Campus, subject to grades achieved.

This is a new route to teaching offered by Mary Immaculate and they actively encourage PLC relevant graduates to apply for places.

Many of the options outlined are subject to a student achieving their full PLC award and performing at a certain level in their chosen course, in order to ensure they are eligible for progression to further third level education. For more check out www.kerryfe.ie

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