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Professional Qualifications in University T&L September start

Professional Qualifications in University T&L September start
Publication date:
13th December 2022
UCD Teaching & Learning

Applications are open to the UCD Teaching and Learning Level 9 programmes for academic-related staff teaching in higher education starting in September 2023:

  • 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 eligible UCD faculty and staff. Apply online at www.ucd.ie/apply. Applications will close on 8th May 2023. Further information is also available on our Teaching and Learning 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 September start programmes are Becoming a Better University Teacher, Designing Curricula and Leading in University Teaching and Learning (Autumn trimester 2023/24),  Assessment & Feedback in Higher Education, Teaching Across Cultures and Active Learning with Technology (Spring trimester 2023/24).

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.

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