TÓRAÍOCHT (Aspiring School Leaders)

The Post-Graduate Diploma in Educational Leadership (Tóraíocht) is offered in partnership between the National University of Ireland Maynooth and the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST).  The course is a level 9 qualification (60 Credits) and aims to enhance the capabilities of teachers in their current work and to support heir preparation for future senior leadership positions.  


Eligibility: The course is open to teachers with a minimum of four years full-time qualified teaching experience.  Selection may apply.


Course fee: €2200


Closing Date for Applications: May 16th 2016


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Programme Content

The Tóraíocht programme is developed in partnership with experienced school leaders and aims to develop the knowledge, understanding, attitudes and skills required for successful modern school leadership. The guiding principles for the programme are to focus on the participants’ own journey in school leadership and learning; build a competence and confidence in leadership within a legislative framework; and to place emphasis on personal development & contextual awareness. The programme will include modules on:

Participants are required to undertake a leadership ‘Action Research Project’ in their own school. The school leader as a ‘Reflective Practitioner’ is fundamental to the programme.