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Training & Education

About the course
The MA in Training and Education offers an opportunity for practitioners to revitalise their approaches by building on their existing skills, competencies, sharing practice while being introduced to leading edge research, support tools pedagogies and resources. It is designed to create a collaborative, reflective and developing community of practitioners, in a structured and flexible manner.

The course objectives are for formal recognition of teaching and training experience with professional development with an e-Portfolio of evidence showing highlights of teaching / training experience which can be used for career development and teaching.

The first twelve months of this programme are delivered via block release (one weekend per month). For the dissertation, there are targeted workshops and scheduled meetings for the learner with their supervisor. This offers the learner a flexible pathway to enable them to secure a professional qualification in a way that suits their personal and professional lives. The learners on this programme come from both industry and academia. The cross-fertilisation and learning from both areas of expertise leads to the development of academically robust programmes that are informed and driven by business imperatives and models. During the course you will be exposed to vital networking opportunities with fellow teachers and trainers offering a natural and vibrant forum for innovation and entrepreneurial programme development.

Entry requirements

Applicants will need a level 8 primary degree in their area of expertise. There is also a minimum 30 hour teaching requirement.


18 Months.

Careers or further progression

Career progression
On completion of this programme, students may go on to study a PhD in the area. Students are qualified to teach at third level institutions or train within the work place.

Further enquiries

For Further Information
Please contact the Admissions Office
t: +353 1 415 0415

Subjects taught

- Pedagogical Practice 1
- Assessment and Programme Design
- Reflective Practice and Development
- Technology Enabled Learning
- Research Methodology
- Psychology and Inclusivity in Higher Education and Training
- Pedagogical Practice 2
- Professional Practice and Management
- Dissertation


Validated by QQI.

Enrolment and start dates

Application can be made directly to the GCD Admissions Office or via the website

Applications for all direct entry programmes (undergraduate, postgraduate, part-time/evening time) must be made on the website and relevant* supporting documentation can be emailed to or posted to:

The Admissions Office,
Griffith College Dublin,
South Circular Road,
Dublin 8.

*All applications for direct entry to undergraduate programmes should include a copy of official Leaving Certificate results with the exception of mature applicants (who must supply evidence of date of birth).

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