Certificate in Higher and Professional Learning

Course Points
10
Course Duration
1 Semester
Course Level
Level 8
Course Start Date
September 2019 (Subject to Demand)

Course Summary

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 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.

 

This course is comprised of the following modules:

The course is delivered via a combination of face-to-face workshopsonline activities and 1:1 tutor support. 

The course typically includes 3 Saturdays of face-to-face workshops over a semester.  1:1 tutorials are arranged at times to suit the learner and can be face-to-face, online or over the phone, as suits.  The rest of the programme is delivered online. 

This programme is an ideal preparation for postgraduate or further professional study in fields such as education, health, social care and business. 

Contact laura.mckenna@dkit.ie for more information about fees for this course.

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.

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. 

Learners who would benefit from this programme include those planning to undertake postgraduate or professional study and anyone who is keen to improve their academic writing.

Laura McKenna (Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, DkIT)
Phone: +353 429370320
Email: laura.mckenna@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_UCHPL_8
Level 8
Duration 1 Semester
Credits 10
School School of Business & Humanities
Department Humanities
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Fees €550
Starting Date September 2019 (Subject to Demand)
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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 laura.mckenna@dkit.ie.

Potential students may be interviewed.