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NIPT Information and Key Dates

Welcome to the NIPT page for Waterford Teachers' Centre.

Dear NQT,

If you wish to be included on our NIPT Primary & Post Primary Workshops Programme in Waterford Teachers' Centre, please sign the enclosed Registration Form and return by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or post it to Waterford Teachers' Centre, Newtown Rd., Waterford.

I enclose the Primary & Post Primary NIPT Workshops Programme from January 2019 - May 2019.

Important Information for NQTs regarding their registration requirements for the Teaching Council.

 Attendance at the NIPT Induction Workshop Programme is a requirement

● Workshops are not a requirement for NQTs engaging in the Droichead process.

● However, NQTs participating in Droichead can count this workshop as an Additional Professional Learning Activity , with the agreement of their Professional Support Team in school.

● If you are teaching in a school with 16 or more classroom teachers (Primary), or more than 400 pupils (Post-primary) or in a SEN Setting, your only route of Induction is via the Droichead process.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Centre at 051 311000 or email


NQTs should note and discuss the following information with their PST members:

NQTs must apply for Droichead via the ‘My Registration’ portal on www.teachingcouncil.ie  and receive a confirmation email before attending Cluster Meeting 1.

Cluster Meeting 1 must be attended before attending other cluster meetings and we recommend that NQTs attend Cluster Meeting 1 ASAP after commencing the Droichead process.

NQTs are required to attend one cluster meeting (specific to their sector, Primary or Post-Primary) per term in sequential order for the duration of their Droichead Process. Waterford Teachers' Centre dates/times are advertised on our website www.wtc.ie for you to book a place on the Clusters.

How can I book myself on a course?

Please note it is essential to register on this website first in order to book your place on our courses.

  • When registering please use your personal email rather than the school email.
  • You can then login using your email address or username and password and book your course.
  • Once registered check your email and look out for the email "WTC Website Registration"

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