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Cúrsaí Samhraidh 2020


Department of Education and Skills Teacher Education Section Cornamaddy Athlone Co. Westmeath Fón (090) 6483600 Facs (090) 6484222

Summer courses 2020 criteria and related application forms available below

Reminder for Summer Course Providers and those who may wish to provide summer courses for the first time in 2020.

As a summer course provider in recent years and also for those new to the completion of the online application form for the approval of summer courses, please note the following;

The Providers’ Handbook 2020 sets out the criteria for the approval of summer courses. To ensure that the application is complete, providers are strongly advised to consult this booklet when making the application, and to ensure that all sections of the application forms are fully completed.

Incomplete application forms or applications that are submitted in the incorrect format or without the correct naming convention outlined in the Criteria will not be processed.

Applicants are reminded that the closing date for fully completed applications is Friday 6th March 2020 by 4pm.

No applications will be accepted after this time under any circumstances and we advise providers not to wait until the last day to submit. Fully completed applications must be sent to the correct e-mail address as set out in the handbook.

We thank you for your attention and your co-operation in relation to these details

Dates for Summer Courses 2020 

Summer courses must normally run on five consecutive days commencing July 1st and must end by 21st of August 2020.  In this instance, for week commencing 1st July, the 5 consecutive days will be Wed-Friday (inclusive) and Monday and Tuesday of the following  week.

Courses can commence on July 1st, should a provider wish to start on 1st.

For providers who have courses starting on  July 1st, the course/s will commence on Wednesday 1st,  will run on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd. The course will continue on Monday 6th and be completed on Tuesday 7th.

By giving the start date of July 1st, TES is accommodating teachers who may have holiday plans in place and the Wed-Fri, Mon/Tues arrangement might suit their needs best.

Providers may opt to commence Monday 6th and run the course to Friday 10th (5 consecutive days across the week).

The Criteria for providers are being updated and course requirements are being reviewed to ensure that courses submitted for approval are relevant and based on national priorities, curriculum change and current policies as issue from the DES from time to time, and will be available to download as soon as we get them.