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Certificate in Higher and Professional Learning

Course Code


Course Content

The aim of the course is to equip learners to develop the knowledge and skills to support high quality learning in a wide range of contexts. It is designed as a sound preparation for higher level study in the broad social and health sciences and education fields.  The course is delivered via a combination of face-to-face workshops and online activities.

The course comprises two modules.  One focuses on academic writing and scholarship and the other on research methods.  More specifically the course aims:

  • To foster an understanding of scholarship and develop the skills needed to engage with, use and contribute to it,
  • To develop the skills needs to write well academically,

  • To promote critical and analytical engagement with literature and evidence,

  • To critically consider the research methodologies used in the social and health sciences.

Awarding Body

Dundalk Institute of Technology - Level 8 Special Purpose Award (10 credits)

Who Should Apply?

This course is designed as a preparation for higher level study in the broad social and health sciences and education fields.  It is aimed at those who wish to pursue postgraduate and/or professional qualifications at levels 8 or 9 who have not been in education for some time and would like to upskill in academic writing and research.  It may also be useful for those who do not have a level 8 qualification (or equivalent) and are applying for further study via recognition of prior learning.

How to Apply?

If you wish to apply for this programme please contact Laura Mc Kenna, CELT co-ordinator at 042 9370320 or laura.mckenna@dkit.ie. Further details can be viewed via www.learn.ie.  Potential students may be interviewed.

Course Duration

1 semester

Starting Date

TBC (subject to demand). See www.learn.ie for details.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a Level 7 qualification in a relevant discipline. Equivalent recognition may be given through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process on an individual case-by-case basis to candidates who have not yet achieved this academic standard but who can demonstrate significant relevant professional experience. Candidates may be interviewed

Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Course Fees


Further Information

Laura McKenna

Centre for Learning and Teaching

Dundalk Institute of Technology,


Co. Louth.

Tel:                  042 9370320

Email:             laura.mckenna@dkit.ie