Preparatory class for Special Education Teacher programme entrance exam

Classe préparatoire au concours d'entrée à la formation Educateur Spécialisé

Course length: 21 weeks

Course given in French

The objective of this preparation course is to prepare the entrance exam to an Higher Education Health Institute in which the student will follow classes to obtain the Specialist Education Teacher Sate Diploma.


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Career Opportunities

The Specialist Education Teacher contributes to the education and teaching of life skills to children, adolescents or adults who have physical, mental or behavioural disorders, or who have integration difficulties. With their support and the projects they develop, the Specialist Education Teacher helps people to restore their independence. The Specialist Education Teacher also encourages preventive actions to help maintain their independence.
The Specialist Education Teacher’s actions can be in the social field, the educational field, or relating to health or youth judicial protection. They are also increasingly called upon to intervene in the development of a local neighbourhood or community.

The Specialist Education Teacher practices in the field of social action or judicial protection of youth, in associations, local communities and host organizations.

Course Details

Classes are held from October to March, for 21 weeks. They are held twice a week, to give students the time and opportunity to do a work placement during the rest of the week.

Classes take place on Thursdays and Fridays.

Internships are spread across the length of the course (either chosen by the student or suggested by IPAC). Doing an internship alongside classes can allow students to gain an understanding of the realities of the profession, and it will make them more capable of discussing professional topics during interviews during the admission process.

Together, the work placement and the internship make up around 35 hours per week.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must (State requirements) :

  • Be over the age of 17 by 31st December before the course starts.
  • Have completed a School Leaving Certificate
  • Final year high school students may apply, but their admission onto the course will be subject to their success to their School Leaving Certificate

Type of exams

  • General culture of social and sanitary conditions
  • Aptitude tests
  • Oral exam

Exam dates : The dates are set by the Institutes. You can contact them for more information.

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