Assessment & Feedback

This short programme comprises one of the modules offered on the MA Learning and Teaching which aims to develop a deep understanding of assessment and feedback practices in order to enhance practice.

The focus of the course is on applying good practice principles that will improve participants assessment and feedback practice. More specifically the objectives are:

To promote understanding of the role of assessment and feedback in learning

To foster an understanding of the principles of effective assessment and feedback

To apply these principles to practice

To encourage a reflective and scholarly approach to assessment and feedback.

This is a special purpose award consisting of a module from the MA in Learning and Teaching. If graduates have also successfully completed the Certificate in Learning and Teaching or an equivalent qualification, they may apply to progress to the MA programme.

Who Should Apply?
This Special Purpose Award is designed to support participants in improving their own practice in assessment and feedback. 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, who wants to improve their understanding and practice of assessment and feedback.

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

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants should normally have at least a level 8 major award or equivalent. 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.




1 Semester

Course Delivery
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.


Fees & How to Apply?
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Enrolment dates

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    Special Purpose Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

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