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Certificate in Assessment and Feedback

Course Points
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Level
Level 9

Four great reasons to consider this course

  • The focus of the course is on applying good practice principles that will improve your assessment and feedback practice.
  • You will benefit from 1:1 personal tutor support and a high level of constructive feedback throughout the course.
  • The assessment offers an opportunity to focus on an area of your own assessment and feedback practice that you would like to enhance.
  • The delivery of the programme as a blend of face-to-face and online learning offers you increased flexibility in terms of where and when you learn.

Course Summary

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 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. It is suitable for those currently working in teaching or training roles.

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.

This course is comprised of the following module:

  • Assessment & Feedback: 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.

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.  

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. 

Contact for more information about fees for this course.

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.

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.

Laura McKenna (Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, DkIT)
Phone: +353 429370320

Course ID DK_UCAMF_9
Course Type Flexible & Professional, Postgraduate
Study Mode Part-Time
Level 9
Duration 1 Semester
Fees €750
School Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Department All Courses
Credits 15
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Apply to DkIT
Delivery Method On Campus

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this programme please contact Laura Mc Kenna, CELT co-ordinator at +353 (0)42 9370320 or

Potential students may be interviewed.


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