Important Information – Enrolment now open for 2022

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, 4th July 2022 and must be completed by Friday, 19th August 2022 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.

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

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FSC2243 - NQTs and Beyond: Practical Advice for Early Career Teachers

FSC2243 NQTs and Beyond: Practical Advice for Early Career Teachers


As an early career teacher, gain insight into the application and interview process for teaching positions, as well as key aspects of teaching in practice.

FSC2243 NQTs and Beyond: Practical Advice for Early Career Teachers

This course aims to guide Newly Qualified teachers through the first year of their career. It will assist with Improving teaching and learning in the classroom. It will assist teachers in understanding the purpose of the Droichead process and how NQTs can effectively engage with this process. It will also introduce the concept of School Self evaluation and will guide teachers through ICT used in teaching  while also preparing teachers for interview. 



  • Target Audience: Teachers new to the career looking to understand more about what to expect in their NQT year.
  • Equipment Required: All our courses are accessible through PC, Laptop, iPad, Tablet and Mobile devices. Internet access required with broadband speeds recommended
  • Prerequisites or Requirements: Suitable for all primary school teachers
  • Duration: All Flúirse Online Teacher Summer Courses are available from July 4th – August 19th.  Each course requires approximately 20 hours of training and engagement
  • Course Fee: €69 (also available as part of a 2 course 4-EPV Day bundle for €89 or 3 Course 5-EPV Day bundle for €99)
  • EPV Days: This course is worth 3 EPV days (also available as part of a 2 course 4-EPV Day bundle or 3 Course 5-EPV Day bundle)
  • Support: Our team are available to support you throughout your training by phone, email, online chat, course forums and social media
  • Our Guarantee: No risk guarantee, if your not happy with your course for any reason within 21 days of enrollment we will issue you a full refund
  • Questions/ More Information: Call us now on 066 712 9828 or e-mail [email protected]


Course Layout

Teachers will:

Module 1

  • Engage with and apply information from  contemporary research by DE bodies  such as NEPs and NCSE in order to  improve teaching and learning 
  • Reflect on their own philosophy of  teaching and their strengths as an  educator with a view towards  completing the standard application  form 
  • Differentiate between various teaching  contracts when applying for jobs in  Ireland 
  • Understand the role of the main panel  and supplementary panel, as well as  eligibility for both
  • Prepare for a teaching interview in  Ireland through engaging with relevant  DE policies and documents


Module 2

  • Understand the importance of effective  planning and its positive impact on the  teaching and learning in the classroom 
  • Engage effectively with short and long term planning in a mainstream  classroom setting
  • Create a timetable in a mainstream  classroom taking into consideration  specific DE allocation times and Circular  Letter 0056/2011
  • Understand the role of the INTO, the  support that this union offers teachers  and the benefits of becoming a member  of this union 
  • Refer to a collection of useful resources  and websites based on contemporary  research by government agencies in  order to support teaching and learning in the classroom
  • Understand the role of the substitute  teacher in ensuring continuity of learning in the classroom 

Module 3

  • Understand what the Droichead process  is and how NQTs can effectively engage  with this process 
  • Understand the role that Droichead plays in the initial stages of their career and  the role Cosán plays in continuing   professional development as their career progresses
  • Examine specific aspects of the  Droichead process such as observations,  working with the PST and portfolio based learning.
  • Approach the first day, week and month  of school with confidence with a specific  focus on preparing the learning  environment, teaching preparation and  practices, assessment tools and  classroom procedures.
  • Ensure the smooth transition to a new  classroom for both the children and  teacher

Module 4

  • Explore classroom management and  behaviour management techniques with  specific reference to DE documents and  policies in this area 
  • Examine the role of restorative practice  in effective behaviour management 
  • Compare in-class support through team teaching and withdrawal when  supporting the needs of the pupils in the  classroom
  • Evaluate the efficacy of team-teaching  models and strategies 
  • Appreciate the role of the parent in their  child’s learning and how to effectively  develop a working relationship with  parents in order to further pupil learning

Module 5

  • Differentiate between assessment of  learning and assessment for learning
  • Define assessment and understand its  role in effective teaching and learning
  • Identify key elements of effective  assessment with specific reference to the Assessment Guidelines (NCCA, 2007) and support documents from the PDST 
  • Understand the role of standardised  tests 
  • Define differentiation and explore  differentiation strategies and their  benefits for developing an inclusive  classroom
  • Identify key elements of effective  differentiation




Please review our Frequently Asked Questions section here or contact our Summer Course support team directly at [email protected]