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Continuous Professional Development CPD


Business Workshop March 2019

This course will explore 


  • business methodologies to enhance teaching and learning
  • developing hyperlinked plans
  • embracing Digital Technology in the business classroom
  • updates to Legislation


Please find the Business Workshop Powerpoint Presentation



Registration for Updates - Business Teachers   


Register your details with the PDST Business so that we can keep you up to date with all the latest news and information please complete this form


European Money Quiz 2019 for 13-15 year old business students

Registration is now open for the Irish finals of the European Money Quiz 2019, a financial education quiz for 13-15 year old business students. The Irish national finals of the quiz will take place at 12 noon, Tuesday 12 March 2019 when classrooms across Ireland will play directly against each other part in the live online Kahoot! .The two winning students and their teacher will win a two night trip to Brussels where the European finals will take place. In 2018 Team Ireland, two Irish students from Meath, claimed second spot against 25 other counties.


National Finals

  • National finals will take place in over 25 countries including Ireland. The Irish finals take place at 12 noon on 12 March 2019 and teachers/students can play from their classroom.
  • Playing in teams of two, students must answer 15 financial education related questions and are given four possible answers to choose from.
  • The quiz is run online through the Kahoot! learning platform which means all students taking part across Ireland play against each other directly and in real time in their own classroom.
  • The team that answers the most correct questions in the fastest time wins.
  • The two winnings students and their teacher win a two-night trip to the European finals of the quiz in Brussels on 7 May as well as a prize for themselves.
  • A prize giving ceremony will take place in April in Dublin for the students who come in first, second and third places in the Irish finals.


European Finals

  • The European quiz finals will take place on Tuesday 7 May in Brussels.
  • The two winning students from Ireland will play against students from across Europe in a live final answering 30 questions in total on a laptop. Similar to the national finals the students who answer the most correct questions in the fastest time win. In 2018 two Irish students from Meath claimed second spot against 25 other counties!
  • The winning team will win a cash prize of €3,000 which their school can spend on a financial literacy project.


How can I enter?

To enter simply register your class by emailing with:

  • your name and contact number
  • school name and address
  • the number of ‘teams’ you wish to register - a team is made up of two students.
  • We’ll then send you a teacher’s guide to the quiz and all the other details you need


For more information, practice quizzes and a video from last year’s European final log onto the website here:




New - Legislation Updates

Please see the information on the circular on the link below relating to the legislation on the syllabus.

Circular 0033/2018

Please see the information on the updated guidelines below from the NCCA relating to the legislation on the syllabus

Updated guidelines


Subject Analysis Spreadsheet


Click here to download a copy of the 2018 subject analysis spreadsheet for Business


Business Workshops March 2018

Business workshop powerpoint

Business workshop resources 1

Business workshop resources 2




New - Business Game


What do the initials stand for


How to make your own game




The European Commission


A list of materials currently in stock for secondary schools is available here.

All resources are free-of-charge.

For more information please also visit the Teachers' Corner on the Europa website:

To order resources, please contact us:


The European Commission is organising an on-line video competition to attract young talents to the construction sector. Submit a short video showcasing your innovative project, vision, or idea for the construction sector and take your chance to win a smartphone and gain visibility at European level.

Please click here for details.


For School Based Support

All schools can apply for subject based support. To avail of school based support for Business: Follow this link to our online form.


For Additional Support


The Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland (BSTAI) also provide continuing professional development courses, seminars and an annual conference to suppot post-primary Business teachers in Ireland.  For further information, please go to


New - Business Website


A new online resource for teachers and students of Leaving Certificate Business and Economics, which has been developed jointly by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) and the Business Studies Teachers’ Association of Ireland (BSTAI).The site is available at .


PDST Contact


Esther Herlihy is the Administrator for Business and is  based in Navan Education Centre, Athlumney, Navan, Co. Meath.  She can be contacted by phone on 046 9078382. The e-mail address for Business is