Mungret Community College

Transition Year Programme Overview

Transition Year Programme Overview

Transition Year (TY) is a one-year programme taken after Junior Cycle and before the two-year Leaving Certificate programme. The objective of Transition Year is to promote the personal, social, educational and vocational development of students and to prepare them for their role as autonomous, participative, and responsible members of society.

The following are the guidelines for TY from the Department of Education and Skills.

  • It is designed to act as a bridge between the Junior Certificate and Leaving Certificate programmes.
  • It is available to all second-level schools and currently some 550 schools offer the programme.
  • Transition Year may be optional or mandatory for students depending on the school’s policy.
  • Each school designs its own Transition Year programme, within set guidelines, to suit the needs and interests of its students.
  • In establishing its own distinctive programme content, the school takes into account the possibilities offered by local community interests.

In Mungret Community College our mission for our Transition Year through our programme, encourages the students to take ownership and responsibility for their learning and promotes the students to enter into the spirit of transition year with a strong work ethic, an open mind and a commitment to embracing all aspects of the year ahead.

We has three core values;

  • a continued emphasis on academic standards
  • ensuring the wellbeing of our students, in a nurturing and supportive environment
  • giving the students the opportunity to reflect on the past, enjoy the present and to look forward to and be prepared for their future.

Transition Year Module Rotation & Calendar 2023/2024

Module Dates

Module 1 - 4th September - 13th October - Assessment week 9th - 13th October

Module 2 - 16th October - 8th December - Assessment week 4th - 8th December

Module 3 - 11th December - 2nd February - Assessment week 29th Jan - 2nd February

Module 4 - 19th February - 12th April - Assessment week 8th - 12th April

Module 5 - 15th April - 27th May - Summer Assessments

Work Experience

  • Week 1 - Monday 27th November - 1st December inclusive.
  • Week 2 - Monday 4th March - 8th March inclusive.

*Please note that any students not involved in the ski trip will partake in a third week of work experience.

Option Rotation Subjects




Music Studies

Art & Design


Motor Mechanics


Home Economics




Global Citizenship

Environmental Studies


Politics & Society

Construction Studies



Agricultural Science

Sports Science

Film Studies


Applied Maths

Religious Studies

Core subjects and modules offered:

Transition year is divided into modules of learning and each module is approximately 6 weeks in duration. The timetable for transition year balances the core subjects and offers students a variety of learning opportunities through motor mechanics, sign language, wood technology, agricultural science, physics, chemistry and music studies to mention a few. English, Irish and Maths will have 4 classes a week, MFLanguages will have 3 classes a week, ICT google certification will have one class a week, Physical education will have a triple class taking place off-campus, guidance will have one class a week.

Work experience:

Experiential learning is an integral part of Transition Year, and work placement offers our students a hands-on experience of working life. There are two weeks assigned for work experience throughout the year (refer to calendar for dates.) It is important when choosing a placement that it reflects the student’s genuine interest in this area of work, and therefore will be a productive learning experience. All students will receive a work placement information pack which will include;

  • an insurance letter for the employer
  • a risk assessment form

All employers will be asked to fill out a student evaluation form. The students will also complete a work experience diary for the week on googleclassroom.

All the above documentation will be made available closer to the time of placement.

Mar 04
TY Work Experience 2
Mar 13
5th Year LCVP Work Experience
Mar 18
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