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Flexible accredited CPD in University Teaching and Learning

Applications are now open to the UCD Teaching and Learning Level 9 programmes for academic related staff teaching in higher education:

• Professional Certificate University Teaching & Learning (U005) - 15 ECTS
• Certificate of Continuing Professional Development University Teaching and Learning (U006) - 7.5 ECTS

The programme fees are waived for UCD staff. Apply online at www.ucd.ie/apply. Applications will close on 11th May 2018 (subject to programme capacity). Hear what colleagues on the programmes have said.

A suite of modules will be offered in each academic session, facilitating participants to choose in accordance with their interests and development needs. Participants typically undertake changes in their teaching resulting from what they have learnt and have reported noticeable improvements in their own students’ learning.

The modules available on the programmes for the academic year 2018-19 are Becoming a Better University Teacher, Designing Modules for Effective and Engaging Learning, Active Learning with Technology and Assessing for Teaching and Learning. An additional module Getting Published in Teaching is available for the Professional Diploma programme only.

A Certificate of CPD University Teaching & Learning is awarded on successful completion of a single module (7.5 ECTS). The Professional Certificate is awarded to those candidates who successfully complete two modules. Upon completion of the Professional Certificate two further modules can be undertaken for the award of a Professional Diploma, University Teaching and Learning, which carries a credit volume of 30 ECTS.

The programmes are designed to be flexible, research-informed and practice-based and provide a professional qualification for academic staff at different stages of their careers. They offer the opportunity to review and develop teaching skills by addressing the contemporary challenges of teaching in higher education. Research-informed and experiential approaches are used to assist staff in widening their repertoire of teaching, learning and assessment strategies. 

Further information on our programmes is available on our Teaching and Learning website or please join us for an Information Session on Wednesday 11th April at 13.00 in Room G215 Newman building. As this session will take place over lunch-time light refreshments will be provided.

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