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University Learning & Teaching

What is... University Learning and Teaching?
This new 30ECTS CPD award is designed for staff involved in teaching in Higher Education to develop the requisite knowledge and skills to be a more effective and competent lecturer and to obtain a nationally recognised teaching qualification (National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, 2016).

The Postgraduate Certificate is a heavily practice based programme that aims to facilitate participants in the development of a capacity for their continuing professional development, critical reflection and a scholarly approach to the implementation and evaluation of teaching practices. Through varied forms of teaching demonstration, reflection in and on action, and engagement with theoretical principles and concepts, participants will explore and critically evaluate practice and convention in learning and teaching, from both a generic and a discipline-specific perspective.

Course Content
The Programme runs over one semester with an intake in September and February each year. Teaching methods will include a range of learner-centred techniques that encourage participants to develop their professional practice and their skills as a reflective practitioner. The practical focus of the work provides participants with an opportunity to practice or demonstrate a short "slice" of teaching (microteaching) and a "real-time" class (teaching observations) with class colleagues and tutors, and to engage in different peer review and feedback strategies.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements?
Applicants will normally satisfy the following criteria:

Hold a 2.2 honours bachelor degree or its equivalent, and have sufficient hours of teaching to meet the assessment requirements of the programme. Prospective applicants should contact the programme co-ordinator to discuss entry requirements.


1 year part-time.

Method of Delivery: Classroom.

Schedule: Participation on this course involves attendance for a half day a week – usually Wednesday morning or afternoon.

Further enquiries

Contact Us
Linda Boyd
01 4027875


Location: City Centre Aungier Street.

Application date

Applications open from Monday, 4th November 2019.

How To Apply:
Please see "Application Weblink" below.

Enrolment and start dates

Commencement Date: January 2020.

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