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TY Exploring Planning Booklet





Development Education Programme




Exploring the Students Experience



Student perceptions of Transition Year. 2014 ISSU Report (Irish Second Level Students Union).  View Report
Irish Second-Levl Students Union 




TY coordinators planning for next year might be interested in a new Module devised by the Local Authorities Access Officers Network.This module of learning aims to promote the personal, social and educational development of TY students by placing specific emphasis on students’ own responsibility in learning, group work, activity based learning and preparation for work experiences.
TY students will complete the NDA certified Disability Awareness E-learning Module, offering them the opportunity to maximise the use of computer technology in a way which may not always be possible in examination courses. Additionally, this initiative presents as an opportunity for TY students to engage in an interdisciplinary approach to learning with the social and economic aspects of disability, equality and diversity to the fore in an award competition. Both elements are designed to complement mainstream Transition Year learning units and support the flexibility afforded in curriculum design. This learning module is flexible in it application can be adapted to fit in within any of the four layers of the Transition Year Programme.
For further information and or to register your interest/intent to use this learning module, please contact:

[email protected]    Telephone:   01 2047269      
[email protected]  Telephone:   053 9196418   


View the module booklet and cover








This national project centres around the altruistic and socially enriching cause of organ donation, but has at its core, a very specific objective;  the involvement of young people, through the TY Programme, in the creation of a national garden of commemoration to organ donors, to be located in Salthill, Galway. While this project would have many national and local beneficiaries including the promotion of the life saving cause of organ donation, it could be of considerable educational/cultural and societal benefit to the students and schools involved. The project is being presented and organized by Strange Boat Donor Foundation who would very much welcome the views and response of TY Coordinators. Visit



We are currently inviting Teachers to share their subject/module plans with colleagues. If you are willing to share your subject/module plan with others please complete and forward the attached template to the Transition Year Support Service for inclusion in the curriculum section of this website.

Email: [email protected] 


SCOOP Foundation 


To celebrate the launch of our Education Resource for Secondary School students, we are presenting a screening of the documentary:




Documentray tells the story of three families living in contemporary Cambodia as they face hard choices forced by rapid development and struggle to maintain their traditional ways of life as the modern world closes in around them. 


Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize