EPV Courses

Under Rule 58 of the Rules for National Schools, teachers are entitled to Extra Personal Vacation (EPV) on foot of attending approved summer courses.

The Department of Education and Skills have confirmed that Summer Courses for 2017 may run from Saturday 1st of July. Accordingly, Oideas Gael will offer its approved courses on a weekly basis commencing Monday 3rd July.

Most Oideas Gael courses are recognized by the Irish Department of Education under Rule 58 for in-service training and extra personal leave (known as EPV or Extra Personal Vacation). Our course calendar always indicates clearly which courses qualify for this. If you want to claim EPV days, make sure to register for a course that qualifies! Oideas Gael will issue you a certificate of attendance at the end of your course.