What is the Professional Diploma in Education (Further Education)?
This flexible learning course is intended to equip students with a range of knowledge and skills related to the profession of teaching in Further Education and Training settings. It combines blended learning and educational placements. The face-toface classes take place on the campus at Marino Institute of Education on Friday evenings and Saturdays. The Professional Diploma in Education (Further Education) course meets the professional requirements for registration with the Teaching Council as established under Teaching Council Regulations 2011. The Professional Diploma is accredited by Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin and the award is placed at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This course can be completed flexibly over one year or part-time over two years and carries 60 credits.
Who is the course for?
This course meets the academic and professional requirements of teachers working in Further Education and Training. It is designed to be attractive to those already working in the Further Education sector, or those wishing to enter the sector.
What will I study?
The curriculum includes foundation studies, professional studies and a practical teaching programme. The practical teaching programme includes two distinct educational placements involving both observation and six weeks of assessed teaching practice.
What Are The Programme Aims?
To prepare students to develop their knowledge, skills, competences and understanding in order to teach in Further Education and Training.
To provide a foundation in the theories and practices of lifelong learning, including and radical approaches to teaching & learning
To develop teaching styles and methodologies appropriate to a wide range of learners and contexts
To develop the theoretical understanding and practical skills to devise and implement programme-appropriate assessment for national certification
To provide supervised and supportive practical teaching experience in authentic Further Education settings.