DCE Application Form

Information Booklet


The cost of the diploma is €1000 and Bishop Denis is generously offering sponsorship of €350 each to three teachers who would like to participate in the programme.

The Programme

I believe this is a timely initiative in our current educational landscape and in light of the rapidly changing context in which we are called to provide Catholic Education. I am also conscious that it may appeal in a particular way to members of staff in those schools that participated in the Catholic Schools Process over the past year.

The programme seeks to

  • Enable teachers develop their capacity and competence so that they are capable of contributing positively to the ethos of a Catholic school and of nourishing themselves as reflective practitioners.
  • Supply the school community with knowledgeable and professional teachers, able to sustain a school’s ethos, while having the flexibility to respond to the changing environment of the school system.
  • Contribute to the on-going development of the vocation of a Catholic teacher and the Catholic school sector, by way of critically engaged and reflective practitioners.

See Information Booklet for further details.

How to Apply / More Information

Faith Development Services
Cathedral Parish Centre,
College Street, Carlow
Tel: 059-9164084
Fax: 059-9164020