Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find FAQs for our Summer CPD Courses for Primary Teachers.
If you have a question that is not answered by our FAQs please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with our query and our support team will respond.
Are your courses approved by the DES for 3 EPV days?
Yes ALL the summer CPD courses we offer to primary teachers are approved for 3 EPV days.
Can I enrol on a course now?
Yes - Enrolment is now open but you cannot commence your Summer EPV course before 1st July
Are the Schooldays.ie Summer Courses available to non-teachers?
The courses are also open from 1st July to SNAs, Secondary School Teachers, Childcare Workers, Childminders and Parents who feel that they may benefit from the course but the EPV scheme will not apply
How can I access my course?
Once you have enrolled/paid for the summer course you will receive an automated payment receipt.
When you enrolled for your course, you also registered on the Schooldays website and created a username and pasword which will also be your login details for the course.
From 1st July onwards, a link to our Learn Platform will be visible on the site when you log in. This link will not be available before 1st July.
When does enrolment close?
Enrolment for the teacher summer courses will close at 5pm on August 21st.
When can I access my course?
All CPD Summer courses will be accessible from July 1st to August 21st 2020. All courses must be completed by 5pm on August 21st.
How much time do I need to spend at the course?
You are required to engage with the course for a total of 20 hours.
Do I have to be online for the full 20 hours?
You must complete a minimum of 10 hours online and are allowed to add a maximum of 10 hours offline time for other course related learning activities. This offline time can be manually inputted.
What level of computer skills do I need to undertake the course?
Only basic computer skills are required and support is available if you run into any difficulties
What technical equipment do I require to do the course?
You need a computer/ or smart device, earphones/speakers, an email address and access to the internet.
Can I spread the 20 hours over a number of weeks or do it all in a couple of days?
You can do either, you decide when you want to do the summer EPV course. The only requirement is that you demonstrate participation for a total of 20 hours and you complete the hours by 5pm on August 23rd.
How are the courses structured?
The courses are divided into modules. Each module has a number of topics and sub-topics.
What supports are available to me while undertaking the course?
You will have access to our expert tutors who are available via email throughout the duration of your summer course during working hours from Monday to Friday. Technical support is also available through email. We can also arrange to have a tutor or technical support person contact you by phone if you give us a buzz on 01 4406608
How am I assessed?
Your course is 20 hours in duration. This comprises at least 10 hours online, and our learning management system tracks this. As part of each module you will be assessed in a variety of ways such as a quiz, submission of an assignment and/or interaction with the course forum. You will also be required to submit a reflective assignment at the end of your course. These activities, and the time taken to absorb our recommended reading and resources are included in your 20 hours of study time.
How many courses can I do for EPV days?
1 ONLINE COURSE entitles you to claim 3 EPV DAYS
2 ONLINE COURSES entitles you to claim 4 EPV DAYS
3 ONLINE COURSES entitles you to claim 5 EPV DAYS
How will I receive proof of completion of the course for EPV?
Once your completion has been validated you will be issued with your summer course completion certificate within 2 business days. The certificate can then be downloaded from the online learning system and in the case of teachers can be presented as proof of the right to EPV days during the school year.
Will I get a certificate of completion from Schooldays.ie?
Yes, you can download it on completion. This Certificate can be submitted to your principal to claim your 3 EPV days.
How long do I have to wait to download my Certificate after I complete the course?
From the time you request course completion, it will usually take a maximum of 1 working day for the facilitator to review your CPD record and for your Certificate to be emailed to you.
Is my course compatible with the iPad?
Yes. You can complete this course anywhere you have internet access and a smart device or PC/laptop
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