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There is a full time secondment opportunity for the position of Director in Cork Education Support Centre

Application form and full criteria for the position are available to download below

Closing date for the above position is: 5pm on Thursday 20 th August 2020


Tá deis dul ar iasacht go lánaimseartha don phost mar stiúrthóir in Ionad Oideachais Tacaíochta Chorcaí

Tá foirm iarratais agus critéir iomlána poist ar fáil le híoslódáil thíos.

Is é an dáta deiridh don phost thuasluaite: 5pm Déardaoin 20 Lúnasa 2020

Download the English and Irish Application Forms Here

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NQTS and Cork Education Support Centre

NQT Workshops and Droichead

Droichead is the new integrated induction process for teachers and is available to both primary and post-primary teachers.  

The traditional processes of Probation, Post-qualification Employment (PQE) and the Induction Workshop Programme have either concluded or are being phased out.  

It is important to note that Droichead is the only route of induction for all primary and post-primary teachers registered from 1 June 2020.  

Teachers requiring information on the Droichead process should click into the Droichead Booking System

Up to date cluster meeting information is available on the scrolling news section of the NIPT website and also on Twitter

Teachers requiring information on Induction Workshops should click here 

Teachers requiring information on School Support should click here  

Teachers requiring NIPT team contact details should click here 

For queries relating to the traditional process, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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About Us


Cork Education Support Centre (CESC) is funded by the Department of Education & Skills through the Teacher Education Section (TES) under the National Development Plan. The current Director is Sean Horgan.

Since its establishment in 1973 the Centre has provided support for Primary, Post-Primary, National, Regional and Local Professional development for teachers and the education community in Cork City and County.

The Centre aims to:

  • Administer national, regional and local in-service programmes
  • Deliver seminars in the area of continued professional development
  • Support PDST and JCT Advisors 
  • Support regional and local curriculum development projects
  • Provide a meeting place for teacher groups and subject associations
  • Plan and organise local courses for Primary and Post-primary teachers,SNA's and other members of the school community.
  • Provide ICT local courses
  • Support local teacher, SNA, parent and principal groups
  • Organise and run spring, summer and autumn local courses
  • Provide cluster-based workshops and outreach courses for teachers
  • Provide a venue for the education community.

The centre hosts the Special Education Support Service and it offers the Reading Recovery programme.

Child Protection Policy

The Designated Liaison Person is Sean Horgan.

The Deputy Designated Liaison Person is Ms. Maighread Kelly Walker.


The Centre was initially located in the Model School in Anglesea Street. The first full-time Director was Bart Bambury (1973 – 2001).

Over the years the centre has moved premises a number of times.
Michael Jackson, Acting Director, (2001 -2002) oversaw a change of name which coincided with the move to the present location on Western Road in January 2002.
Cork Education Support Centre is a custom-built, state of the art facility incorporating the old Holy Trinity Rectory (previously occupied by the Music Department of UCC) along with a sizeable new development on the Mardyke Walk side of the site.

Ionad Tacaíochta Oideachais Chorcaí - CORK EDUCATION SUPPORT CENTRE



Ionad Tacaíochta Oideachais Chorcaí, Teach an Reachtaire, Bóthar an Iarthair, Corcaigh


Cork Education Support Centre, The Rectory, Western Road, Cork




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Local Buses and limited carparking available



 +353 21 4255600
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