Certificate in Learning and Teaching

Course Points
30
Course Duration
1 Year
Course Level
Level 9
Course Start Date
Mid-September 2019

Four great reasons to consider this course

  • The focus of the course is on applying good practice principles in learning and teaching to improve your teaching.
  • You will benefit from 1:1 personal tutor support and a high level of constructive feedback throughout the course.
  • The assessment focuses on your own context, offering you flexibility to concentrate on areas of your practice that you would like to develop.
  • The delivery of the modules 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 programme, comprising 30 credits at Level 9 on the National Framework, consists of the first two modules of the Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching, which has been running in DkIT since 2010. 

This programme, comprising 30 credits at Level 9 on the National Framework, consists of the first two modules of the Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching, which has been running in DkIT since 2010. 

Those who successfully complete these modules will have the option to transfer to the MA programme, subject to meeting entrance requirements and scheduling.

This course includes the following modules:

Student-centred Learning and Teaching: Models and Strategies (Module 1)

  • This module focuses on the strategies teachers may use to develop student-centred learning and teaching. It also examines student-centred assessment and feedback strategies and appraises the most effective ways to design and write module learning outcomes. In addition, the module provides opportunities for participants to share their experiences through reflection on practice, peer learning and professional collaboration. A collegial approach is adopted throughout. The content of the module draws extensively upon international and national research findings and perspectives. A blended approach, characterized by face-to-face and online delivery methods, will be used.

Enhancing Learning through Technology (Module 2)

  • At a time when technology is providing increased opportunities for flexible learning, it is imperative that teachers develop their technological competence allowing them to develop their curricula in flexible and creative ways, so as to render learning more accessible and therefore more student-centred.  This module will therefore develop the e-learning expertise of participants while affording opportunities for them to appraise new developments in e-learning practices.  The aim of the module is to provide participants with an understanding of appropriate theory, technologies and tools to enable them create student-centred online resources and activities which can supplement face-to-face delivery or can be delivered in a blended learning environment.  The emphasis will be on linking theory and practice through engagement with and appraisal of a range of teaching tools and technologies.

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.  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 course comprises the first two modules of the Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching, which has been running in DkIT since 2010. Those who successfully complete these modules will have the option to transfer to the MA programme, subject to meeting entrance requirements. 

Fees for this course are: €1,500. This is payable in 2 installments.

Applicants for the Certificate of Arts in Learning and Teaching should normally have an Honours degree. 

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 professional development programme is designed to support participants in improving their own practice. 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. 

 This course is ideal for anyone who is currently working in education or training and development and wants to improve their learning and teaching practice.  

This is a professional development programme rather than a teacher training programme.  It does NOT confer the basis for registration with the Teaching Council. 

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

Course ID DK_UCLTJ_9
Level 9
Duration 1 Year
Credits 30
School School of Business & Humanities
Department Humanities
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
Starting Date Mid-September 2019
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How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this course, please complete the Taught Postgraduate Application Form by clicking the download button below and return to: 

Laura Mc Kenna, CELT Co-ordinator, S205, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Dublin Road, Dundalk

or by email to laura.mckenna@dkit.ie

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