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Flexible & Professional, Postgraduate

Certificate in Assessment and Feedback

September 2024
On Campus
1 Semester

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Fees (EU)



1 Semester

Work Placement




NFQ Level


Discipline Area

Teaching & Learning

Course Type

Flexible & Professional, Postgraduate

Study Mode


Course Overview

This short programme comprises one of the modules offered on the MA Learning and Teaching which aims to develop a deep understanding of assessment and feedback practices in order to enhance practice. This Special Purpose Award is designed to support participants in improving their own practice in assessment and feedback. It is aimed at those involved in teaching and/or training, for example in adult education, further and higher education, post-primary or within private or public sector organisations.

More specifically the objectives are:

  • To promote understanding of the role of assessment and feedback in learning,
  • To foster an understanding of the principles of effective assessment and feedback,
  • To apply these principles to practice,
  • To encourage a reflective and scholarly approach to assessment and feedback.


Course Delivery and Modules

This course will be delivered in blended mode, using face-to-face and online delivery. There are 6-7 workshops each semester and a one-off induction at the beginning of the programme. These sessions are 1.00-4.00 pm on Friday afternoons in DkIT (as part of the MA Learning and Teaching).  

Each learner is also assigned a personal tutor.  One-to-one and small group tutorials are also scheduled for Friday afternoons, or at other times if this suits learners better.  The rest of the delivery is online.  

  • Assessment & Feedback Module

    Assessing students’ work and giving feedback are central to the teaching role. Both assessment and feedback are complex areas, for which reason alone they merit close study and appraisal at a high level. They are also areas of practice much-disparaged by students because they are perceived to be inadequately / ineffectively addressed in day-to-day teaching. This module therefore seeks to improve and develop a deep understanding of assessment and feedback practices with specific reference to learner-centred, inclusive approaches.

Education Progression

This is a special purpose award consisting of a module from the MA in Learning and Teaching. If graduates have also successfully completed the Certificate in Learning and Teaching or an equivalent qualification, they may apply to progress to the MA programme. 

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MA in Learning and Teaching

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Fees and Funding

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EU Fees


Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have at least a level 8 major award or equivalent. The programme is practice focused so applicants must be engaged in sufficient teaching to allow them to meet the programme learning outcomes.

Applicants are not required to teach at any particular level but the nature of their teaching should be conducive to meeting the learning outcomes, for example, involving the assessment (formal or informal) of learning.

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

How To Apply

Apply Directly to DkIT

Apply directly to DkIT using our online applications system. Please remember to upload the required documentation (copies of your existing qualification(s), your CV, any other support documents etc) with your online application to expedite your application. To avoid disappointment early registration is recommended.

Ask us a Question

If you have a question about the Certificate in Assessment and Feedback please ask it below and we will get back to you.

Laura McKenna

Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, DkIT


Disclaimer: All module titles are subject to change and for indicative purposes only. All courses are delivered subject to demand and timetables are subject to change. Elective Module options will only run subject to student numbers. The relevant Department will determine the viability of each elective module option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose that option. Students will be offered alternative elective modules on their programme should their preferred elective option not be proceeding. Award Options for Common Entry Programmes: The relevant Department will determine the viability of each award option proceeding depending on the number of students who choose either option. If the numbers for one of the Award options exceed available places, students for this option will be selected based on Academic Merit (highest grades).