Transition Year

As part of the broader reform of senior cycle it is envisaged that a new Transition Year (TY) Programme Statement will be introduced. in early 2024. A TY development group has been convened and will play a key role in developing the new statement.

Context 
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 revised Transition Year Programme Statement will be developed and available for schools from early 2024. The Development Group for Transition Year will have a key role in this work. The Group will include nominees of the education partners, the Department of Education and other key education agencies.  

 The first phase in the redevelopment of the Transition Year Programme Statement involves convening a development group and a consultation on the background paper. You can find out more about this below. 

Consultation on the Background Paper 

The public consultation on the redevelopment of the Transition Year Programme Statement is open from November 10th. The first phase of the public consultation is on the Background Paper and brief for the Review and Revision of the Transition Year Programme Statement.

NCCA is seeking the views of a range of interested parties on the background paper, including school management, practising teachers and students. Your views will contribute to the redevelopment of the Transition Year Programme Statement.  

Having read the background paper, NCCA would like you to have your say. 

NCCA welcomes submissions from all interested parties and will be using the following instruments for consulting on the Background Paper:

- An online survey 

- A written submission to transitionyear@ncca.ie

In addition to the consultation instruments above, NCCA will also be conducting a school-based consultation.

The consultation will close on December 22 at 5pm.

All of the feedback will be analysed and a report on the consultation will be published. The feedback gained from consultation will be shared with the development group for Transition Year to help inform their redevelopment of the TY Programme Statement.