History and Structure of Irish Education - Aptitude Test

The History and Structure of the Irish Education System Aptitude Test is administered twice a year by the Teaching Council. It is designed to facilitate persons registered under Route 2 of the Teaching Council [Registration] Regulations, 2016 with the condition that they demonstrate an acceptable level of knowledge and understanding of this subject. This is a compulsory course on all Teaching Council accredited post-primary initial teacher education programmes in Ireland.

Applicants applying for registration under the terms of EU Directive 2005/26/EC (as amended) must be afforded the choice of addressing this condition/shortfall by means of an Aptitude Test or Adaptation Period. This test fulfills the Aptitude Test requirement.

The Explanatory Note provides information on the aptitude test, the marking scheme and sample questions. Please see the History and Structure FAQ section of the Teaching Council website for further information on the aptitude test.

Next Aptitude Test

Date: Saturday, 18 November 2017

Time: 11.00am - 1.00pm

Venue: Middle Loftus, South Campus, NUI Maynooth, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Booking: Please book your place by emailing historyandstructure@teachingcouncil.ie quoting your name, address and your Qualifications Assessment Number (e.g. RS1234), or your Teaching Council Registration Number. The deadline for booking is 10 November 2017.