Graduates CCRS

CCRS Supplementary Qualification (Module CCE 501A)

Certificate in Catholic Religious Studies (CCRS) Supplementary Course




The CCRS Supplementary course is designed for primary educators who hold a Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies (CCRS) from the Bishops of England and Wales.  It develops knowledge, skills and competencies in key areas of Catholic education and it fulfills the requirements of the Irish Catholic Bishops Conference to teach Religious Education in Catholic primary schools in Ireland. (c.f. Appendix A of the document Recognition of Qualifications to Teach Catholic Religious Education in Catholic Primary Schools in the Island of Ireland ).




Entry to the CCRS Supplementary course is open to any primary trained teacher with a qualification which is recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland, and who also possesses a CCRS.




The CCRS Supplementary course concentrates on the methodologies and theoretical underpinnings of teaching religious education in Irish Catholic primary schools. It is delivered in a blended fashion at DCU Institute of Education, St Patrick's Campus, Drumcondra.  The course will take place face to face on Monday 1st July and Tuesday 2nd July 2024, together with asynchronous classes on Wednesday 3rd July.  Assessment is an inbuilt component of the programme and full attendance at the classes is compulsory.


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be provided with a letter of completion from Dr Cora O’Farrell, Director, the Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education at Dublin City University.



Course Fees

The course fee is 250 euro.




For application procedures and for further information, please contact the Mater Dei Centre for Catholic Education at