Transition Year

Development will commence shortly on a new Transition Year Programme statement.

NCCA is looking for two people to work as members of the Transition Year (TY) development group. Beginning in September 2022, the development group will play a key role in developing a new Transition Year Programme statement.


NCCA advises the Minister for Education on curriculum and assessment for early childhood education, for primary and post-primary schools. As part of the broader reform of senior cycle it is envisaged that a new statement for the Transition Year Programme will be introduced. The TY development group will play a key role in developing the new statement. This group will include nominees of the education partners, the Department of Education and other key education agencies. To avail of further expertise, the NCCA is seeking expressions of interest from individuals who would like to contribute to work on the new TY Programme statement.

Specialist knowledge and expertise

Interested individuals might offer one or more of the following:

  • experience of innovative practice in the Transition Year Programme at second level
  • involvement in research in areas involving, or related to, the Transition Year Programme
  • leadership in projects designed to broaden the appeal/experience of the Transition Year Programme
  • knowledge of broad and innovative assessment and reporting practices
  • experience of working in curriculum design and development.

If you are a teacher or researcher and particularly if you are in the early stages of your career or if you work outside the formal education sector, the Council is particularly interested in hearing from you.

The Council plans to have its work on the new curriculum completed by the end of 2023. Beginning in September 2022, the Development Group will support this work through a series of day-long meetings. It is estimated that in the period up to the completion of the task, 6 - 8 such meetings will take place.


Please complete the online expression of interest form by Wednesday 14th September. Two positions on the Development Group will be filled using this process. 

Further information

You might also be interested in looking at the NCCA’s Strategic Plan.