FAQ: TEACHING COUNCIL REGISTRATION FOR POLSOC
Politics & Society
In order to meet the registration requirements set down in the Teaching Council (Registration) Regulations
in respect of the curricular subject of Politics and Society, an applicant must meet all of the following
(a) Applicants must hold a degree-level qualification, with Politics/Political Science or Sociology, or a
combination of at least three of the following areas: Politics/Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology,
Law, European Studies, Public Administration, Government, Development, Media Studies, Economics,
History, Geography, International Relations or Philosophy comprising a minimum total of 60 ECTS credits
(b) The qualifying degree must be equivalent to at least Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications
(NFQ) and must carry at least 180 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) credits (or equivalent).
(c) Applicants must also have completed a post-primary initial teacher education (age range12-18 years)
carrying a minimum of 120 ECTS credits (or equivalent).