Certificate in Irish for Secondary Teachers

Course Summary

A special course in spoken Irish is available to all students of the Professional Master of Education (PME 1 and 2), BSc in Science Education (3rd and 4th years) and B Ed Sports Studies and PE (3rd and 4th years).  

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.  

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 2022

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.

The class will commence the week of the 26th of September 2022. 




Fee to be paid in ORB G02 after class time is confirmed to be suitable.

Final date for submission of the application form: Wednesday, 21st September 2022. 



Contact Details

Nuala de Búrca,
Course Administrator,

Ionad na Gaeilge Labhartha

Centre for Spoken Irish

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