FORM B for Post-primary teachers who have completed Post-Qualification Employment
Post-primary newly qualified teachers are required to complete a period of:
- Post-Qualification Employment (PQE), or
For Post-primary teachers registered prior to the 1 June 2020 post-qualification employment (PQE) may be an option in certain limited circumstances as set out under Section 2.1 of the Post-qualification Professional Practice Conditions - Transitionary Arrangements.
For all other circumstances and for teachers registered after 1 June 2020, Droichead is the only route of induction.
- A teacher who is registered with the condition of PQE/Droichead may complete PQE in an eligible setting**:
- if employed on a short-term contract of less than 200 hours * OR
- if employed on a series of short-term rolling or extended employment contracts * OR
- any combination of a and b above.
- *Teachers applying for completion of PQE as above will require confirmation from the school principal as to the employment contracts/offers under which the teacher was employed.
- **Teachers employed in an eligible setting for 200 hours or more are required to complete the Droichead process.
In order to satisfy the condition of PQE, teachers must provide evidence of 300 hours’ satisfactory teaching employment in a recognised Post-primary school or Centre for Education in which a Post-primary subject is being taught. Such evidence must be verified and signed by the school principal (or school principals where more than one school is involved).
A minimum of two thirds (200 hours) of the approved employment must be spent in the teaching of a Post-primary curricular subject(s) or Guidance Counselling to a designated class of students on the school’s timetable.
Up to one-third (100 hours) of the approved employment can be carried out in a learning support, special needs, language support or other timetabled teaching activity. Generally, a maximum period of three years from the date of registration is set for the completion of this requirement.
Further information may be found in the following publications:
Form B is available online via My Registration: select My Conditions area and then the View Details button against your PQE/Droichead condition.
FORM C for teachers who have completed Droichead
This form is for Primary teachers who began service on or since September 2010, to provide evidence that they have completed both the service and the professional competence requirements of probation.
FORM D for Primary teachers who have completed Probation
Click here for information on how to complete the online Droichead Form D application
Conditional Registration Extension Request Form
Registration is granted, subject to conditions, to teachers who have not met the requirement for full registration. A teacher can apply for an extension to their period of conditional registration where extenuating circumstances have prevented completion of the condition. The application is submitted online, and the circumstances are clearly identified on the application form including the evidence required to support the extension request. Please note that teachers who do not meet their registration conditions by the expiry date and who do not request an extension, will lapse from the Register. Only registered teachers are eligible to receive pay in state-funded schools.
Extension requests are submitted online via My Registration: select My Conditions, Conditions expiring within next 6 months and then the Submit Extension Request button.