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Professional Qualifications in University Teaching and Learning January start

Professional Qualifications in University Teaching and Learning January start
Publication date:
15th September 2021
Author:
UCD Teaching & Learning

Applications to the UCD Teaching and Learning Level 9 programmes starting in January 2022 will open on 20th September 2021. The programmes are designed for academic-related staff teaching in higher education

  • Professional Certificate University Teaching & Learning (U011) - 15 ECTS
  • Certificate of Continuing Professional Development University Teaching and Learning (U007) - 7.5 ECTS

The programme fees are waived for UCD staff. Applications must be made from 20th September online at www.ucd.ie/apply. Applications will close on Friday 26th November 2021.

Further information is also available on our website.


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 January start programmes are Active Learning with Technology, Assessment & Feedback in Higher Education and Teaching Across Cultures (Spring trimester 2021/22) and Becoming a Better University Teacher and Problem based learning (Autumn trimester 2022/23).

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.

Hear what colleagues who have completed the programmes have said about their experience on the Programmes.