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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.

It is suitable for those currently working in teaching or training roles. 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.

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.

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 year

The course will be delivered in blended mode, using face-to-face and online delivery.

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Laura McKenna
Centre for Learning and Teaching
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dublin Road Dundalk Co. Louth

t 042 9370320


Awarding Body: Dundalk Institute of Technology - Level 9 Certificate (15 credits)
Subject to Validation

Application date

How to Apply?
If you wish to apply for this programme please contact Laura Mc Kenna, CELT co-ordinator at +353 (0)42 937 0320 or

Course fee


Enrolment and start dates

Part-time courses usually commence in Sept/Oct 2018

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