Important Information – Enrolment now closed for 2018

To qualify for your EPV days you can select from any of our practical and beneficial suite of courses. The more courses you select, the more EPV days you receive:

  • 1 online course – 3 EPV days entitlement
  • 2 online courses – 4 EPV days entitlement
  • 3 online courses – 5 EPV days entitlement

All our courses are run in accordance with the Department of Education and Skills criteria. Courses begin on Monday, 2 July 2018 and must be completed by Friday, 24 August 2018 at 5.00pm.

Each course requires approximately 20 hours of study. The Discussion forums are facilitated by expert moderators. When you have successfully completed your course you will receive your CPD Certificate.

Purchasing courses: Courses may be purchased either online or by phone.

  • Each Individual course costs €69
  • Two courses will cost €89
  • Three courses will cost €99

Technical Support: Our Technical Support team are on hand to answer all your queries, either by phone or e-mail.

Online Forum: Check your Course Homepage

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 076 602 5026

Click here for a list of Frequently Asked Questions. For further queries, contact our team at [email protected] or 076 602 5026

Frequently Asked Questions

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Course Questions

The course completion requirements are as follows:

  • • You are required to post to both forum posts (A & B) at the end of each module throughout the course. Each contribution is required to be at least 100 words.

  • Your progression from module to module is contingent on the successful completion of these assignments.

  • The end of course reflective assignment must demonstrate achievement of the course's stated learning outcomes.

  • You will be required to complete a minimum of 10 hours online and an additional 10 hours either online or offline
  • If you signed up for your course online you will have received an email with login details to start your training. Please check your spam/junk email folder as it may have landed in there.
    All our course facilitators monitor the progress of every teacher on their respective course so please allow up to 2 weeks for the grade and feedback for the End of Course assignment.
    The courses contain 5 modules each of which is made up of individual lessons.
    You are required to engage with the course for a total of 20 hours (10 Hours online is mandatory and the remaining 10 hours can be online or offline for other learning activities)
    Yes you can decide to do either. It is up to you what way you want to complete the course, once you demonstrate engagement for a total of 20 hours (10 of these must be online)
    You are required to post to both forum posts (A & B) at the end of each module throughout the course. Each contribution is required to be at least 100 words. These must be no less than 100 words each
  • You can simply return to the first module and click through all the screens quickly, and enter a letter or number into the Reflective Exercises (if you already completed these, we will have been sent a copy and so no need to repeat these entries), then click on the Continue link until you get to the final screen stating you've completed the course. You should then be able to progress into the next module.

  • You have to spend at least one minute on each page before being able to move onto the next page.
  • The minimum word count is to be no less than 300 words and not more than 500 words.
    Naturally, like most courses, it is only possible to evaluate your grade when you have completed the course.

    There is two parts to the assessment:

    1. Meeting the Minimum Criteria: You are required to complete all 5 modules, regularly contribute to the course forum after each module (at least 2 meaningful contributions per module).

    2. Assignments: You must complete MCQ’S at the end of each module, as well as an overall End of Course Assignment and two forums. Once you have met each of these conditions, you should be fine in qualifying for your EPV days and receiving your Flúirse certificate of completion.

  • You’ll be glad to hear that ALL our course facilitators monitor the progress of every teacher on their respective course and will always inform them before the course closing date if they do not appear to have met the above criteria for any reason.
  • Once your assignment has been graded by the course moderator and you have completed the multiple choice questions and contributed two forum posts in each module, your certificate will be available from the resources section of your course.
    The course notes are available in the resource section in PDF format.
    If you scroll to the top of the screen and below the name of your course click on the breadcrumb trail (e.g. Home/Course/FSC18## - The name of your course). This will take you back to your course index page.
    Yes you can submit your completed assignment in Word format
    You may find, depending on the type of web browser you are using to access your course, that you are unable to progress to the next lesson. If this happens, please check on your course homepage (the page listing all the course lessons, assignments etc.) that the relevant tick-box is ticked beside the lesson you have completed, and if not, you should first tick this box before progressing to the next lesson.

    General Questions

    Yes, all of our courses will entitle you to EPV days for next year.

    1 Course- 3 EPV Days
    2 Courses- 4 EPV Days
    3 Courses- 5 EPV Days
    All courses will be accessible from July 2nd to August 24th 2018.
    All courses must be completed by August 24th at 5pm.
    You should have received an e-mail with your Username and Password to login to our Online Training Website (http://summercourses.fluirse.com) when you registered for your course(s) online.

    If you registered by phone, then you will need to need to visit: http://summercourses.fluirse.com where you will be asked to create an account where you will create your username and password.

    An email will then be sent to the corresponding email address and you must click on the link to confirm. *Please keep a note of your username and password.
    An online facilitator is allocated to each course and will interact with participants through each module’s discussion forum. Technical queries relating to passwords, course access, registration and certs should be emailed to [email protected] Our support helpline number is 076-6025026, available from 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday-Friday.
    Naturally, all our lines will be engaged from time to time, especially in the first few days of our courses becoming available. However, our support team provides more “human” support than any other online provider. Our e-mail support service is usually the fastest way to get a response, simply send your query to [email protected] The following is the list of ways to contact our support team.

    We provide support and assistance to you for the duration of our Summer Course Programme:

  • Telephone Support: 076 6025026 (10.00am - 5.00pm, Mon – Fri)
  • Online Chat Support on teachersummercourses.com (9.00am - 5.00pm, Mon - Fri; Send a message 24/7)
  • E-mail support: (recommended) [email protected]
  • Online Forums (see your course homepage)
  • Live Support via Skype Phone – Fluirse.Limited
  • Yes, you can do this course if you have a Mac/tablet or mobile phone.
    Go to the resources section of your course and insert the start and end time of your offline session and click “Save Changes”
    If your assignment is too large to send, you could try and resave it as a PDF. If that does not work, you can email your assignment to [email protected] with the name you used to create your account, your Teaching Council number along with the name of the course you are submitting the assignment for.
    The latest date to sign up for a course is August 20th 2018- this date is decided as we will need to allow you sufficient time to complete the course.

    Your online training time is calculated automatically by our system. This can take up to 2 hours to update, so please check back later and you should find your online time record is accurate. For time spent on offline training (or training outside our online learning system such as when reviewing content on an external website or reading printed notes), you can add this "offline" time manually.

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