Learning & Teaching

The focus of the course is on applying good practice principles in learning and teaching to improve your teaching. Those who successfully complete these modules will have the option to transfer to the MA programme, subject to meeting entrance requirements and scheduling.

Who Should Apply?
This professional development programme is designed to support participants in improving their own practice. 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 and wants to improve their learning and teaching practice.

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

Subjects taught

- Student-centered Learning and Teaching: Models and Strategies
- Enhancing Learning through Technology

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Certificate of Arts in Learning and Teaching should normally have an Honours degree.

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 year part-time.

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

Enrolment dates

Registration for a part-time course at DkIT could not be easier.

Just click on dkit.ie/parttime or dkit.ie/postgraduate to search for your course and follow the ‘How To Apply’ instructions on the course page.

Please note that early registration is advisable as the number of places on many courses are limited. Applications will be dealt with in order of receipt of completed application and appropriate fee. Applicants must notify the Lifelong Learning Centre in writing in the event of your withdrawal from any course for any reason.

If you have any questions about registering for a course, contact our Lifelong Learning Team on parttime@dkit.ie or call us on +353 (0)42 9370290

More details
  • Qualifications

    Minor Certificate (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Part time

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