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It is a Teaching Council registration requirement for all NQTs who have completed their initial teacher education since July 2012 to participate in the NIPT Workshop or Droichead Programme. NQTs have three years from their initial date of registration with the Teaching Council to complete the NIPT workshop programme. 
Blackrock Education Centre’s NIPT NQT workshop series will commence September 5th 2017.
Further information here

Droichead (bridge in Irish) is the enhanced model of induction for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs). This will be the recognised route of induction for all new...

Blackrock Education Centre will be closed from 5.00 pm on Friday, 21st July, 2017 until 8.30 am on Monday, 14th August, 2017.
The Centre has had a very busy 2016/17 and we are looking forward to the year ahead with great interest.  We hope we can continue to provide services and support to the local Education Community with the help of the many contributors to our work.

It was a great honour for Blackrock Education Centre to host Minister of State for Higher Education, Ms Mary Mitchell O'Connor, TD, to officially launch TEST2r on Friday, 16th June, 2017.
The creator of TEST2r, Dr Pauline Cogan, was given deserved accolades for her work and she spoke of the difference this will make to future generations of children in our schools.
TEST2r is a comprehensive assessment tool used to screen and assess the emergent literacy skills which a 5 – 6 year old child should have acquired.  It is an objective measure of a child’s performance based on all of the theories of why children fail to learn. TEST2r...

Blackrock Education Centre is providing a selection of online courses for this Summer that will qualify all Primary Teachers with 3 EPV days when finished. To view all of the online courses please click here.