Certificate in Irish for Secondary Teachers - PME 1 and PME 2

Course Summary

A special course in spoken Irish is available to students of the Professional Master of Education (PME). 

The aim of this course is to help PME students attain a good standard of spoken Irish and to help them to prepare for the spoken exam, the Certificate in Irish for Secondary Teachers. This is a free Department of Education exam. It takes place in Cork city every February/March. It took place online in 2020 and 2021.

The Certificate in Irish for Secondary Teachers is a necessary qualification for teachers who teach through the medium of Irish in Gaelcholáistí and Gaeltacht schools.

Students who have a degree in Irish do not need to obtain this certificate.

Course Details - Autumn 2021

The course will last for 15 weeks (1 hour a week). We try to arrange classes to suit your timetable.

This class will take place on campus but will move online during the year if required.

Fee to be paid online on UCC Shop after class time is confirmed to be suitable.

The class will commence the week of the 27th of September 2021.




Final date for submission of the application form: Wednesday, 22rd September 2021. 


Contact Details

Nuala de Búrca,
Course Administrator,

Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha

Centre for Spoken Irish

Room G02, O'Rahilly Building, College Road, Cork