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Professional Qualifications in University Teaching and Learning 28.01.19

Applications are now open for the September 2019 start 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 Applications will remain open until Friday 17th May 2019, subject to module capacity. 



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 2019/20 are Becoming a Better University Teacher, Problem Based Learning and Teaching Across Cultures (September 2019 semester) and Active Learning with Technology and Assessing for Teaching and Learning (January 2020 semester).

Further information on our programmes is available on our Teaching and Learning Programmes page



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. An additional module Getting Published in Teaching is available for the Professional Diploma programme only.


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. This is what colleagues who have completed the programmes have said:


Dr Phil Entwistle
UCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Dr Georgiana Ifrim
UCD School of Computer Science

Associate Professor Peter Doran 
UCD School of Medicine

Dr Annette Clancy
UCD School of Business

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