The purpose of the Teacher Fee Refund Scheme is to provide funding towards the cost of course participation and examination fees on successful completion of professional development courses. (Where course duration is longer than one year funding is provided upon successful completion of each year of the course.) The funding is available for courses that are directly relevant and of benefit to schools and that are subject to certification/award by an appropriate accreditation authority recognised by the Department of Education (DE).
It is important to read and understand the information provided in each tab below to ensure you are eligible for a refund of fees before you continue. It is recommended that all applicants familiarise themselves with the current annual Circular regarding the Teacher Fee Refund Scheme.
If you have done this and are satisfied that you are eligible please either :
Currently serving primary and post-primary teachers who are registered with the Teaching Council, paid by the State and employed in a Department of Education recognised primary or post primary school are eligible to apply for funding under the scheme. This includes permanent whole-time teachers, temporary whole-time teachers, part-time teachers, substitute teachers, teachers holding contracts of indefinite duration and teachers holding fixed-term contracts who are employed for the full school year and who provide teaching service during each school week. The list of recognised primary and post primary schools is available on the Department website: Please see: https://www.gov.ie/en/service/find-a-school/
Courses Not Eligible Under the Scheme
Scanned copies of diploma certificates or transcript of results can be uploaded in Section 4 of your online application process.
If you meet the criteria please use this website to apply online.
Please also ensure you have the following items ready before continuing
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