The programme in Speech and Drama is certified from the Irish
Board of Speech and Drama. To be eligible for entry a candidate must be at
least 19 years of age
- have obtained
at least a `H4´ in English in the Irish Leaving Certificate Examination,
- have studied
Speech and Drama for at least three years.
Entry for the Diploma of Associate (Teaching) examination
signifies the aspiration of a candidate to become a speech and drama teacher.
While the Diploma of Associate (Teaching) is not itself a teaching
qualification, it is expected that each candidate intends to gain a teaching
qualification in the future, and will have gained some experience in the
teaching of speech and drama under the supervision of a qualified teacher.