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Cert CPD University Teaching & Learning
Certificate of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), University Teaching & Learning is a professional qualification in university teaching and learning. The Certificate of CPD is a one module programme offering faculty the opportunity to take an in service programme which runs for one semester only.

- Taught by experienced academic staff

- Research-informed and experiential approaches to developing your repertoire of teaching, learning and assessment strategies

- Learn about creative approaches to teaching through discussion with your peers

- Participants will engage in active, discursive and collaborative learning approaches. The emphasis is on critically reflecting on one's own practice to plan, implement and review new teaching and learning initiatives in disciplinary contexts.

ProfCert University Teaching & Learning
Prof Cert University Teaching & Learning - a professional qualification in university teaching and learning. Taught by experienced academic staff
- Research-informed and experiential approaches to developing your repertoire of teaching, learning and assessment strategies

- Learn about creative approaches to teaching through discussion with your peers

- Participants will engage in active, discursive and collaborative learning approaches. The emphasis is on critically reflecting on one's own practice to plan, implement and review new teaching and learning initiatives in disciplinary contexts

ProfDip University Teaching & Learning
The Professional Diploma University Teaching & Learning is a professional qualification in university teaching and learning. The Professional Diploma is offered to faculty who have completed the Professional Certificate in University Teaching and Learning and who would like to undertake two further modules for the award of a Professional Diploma, which carries a credit volume of 30 ECTS. For more information please contact teachingandlearning@ucd.ie or telephone 716 8732 Taught by experienced academic staff

- Research-informed and experiential approaches to developing your repertoire of teaching, learning and assessment strategies

- Learn about creative approaches to teaching through discussion with your peers

Entry requirements

Entry to the Professional Certificate and the Certificate of Continuing Professional Development is open to faculty and academic related staff who are;

1) currently teaching in higher education (i.e. within a university or at NFQ level 7 or above).

2) in an active teaching role including design, delivery and assessment of modules

3) undertaking a significant teaching commitment, defined as a minimum of 2 hours teaching per week per semester or 48 hours over the course of the academic year.

Professional staff who teach as part of their brief and meet criteria 1, 2 and 3 above may apply for the programme and will be considered on a case by case basis. The final decision on eligibility of all candidates will be made by the Board of Studies on the recommendation of the Programme Director.

Please note that the Professional Certificate and the Certificate of Continuing Professional Development are not suitable for tutors or postdoctoral and research fellows. UCD Teaching and Learning offers the module University Teaching and Learning for Tutors, Demonstrators and TAs (UTL40230) and the University Teaching & Learning Practice seminar series.

Normally applicants to these programmes will hold an honours degree or equivalent in any discipline.

Application Requirements
If you are not employed by UCD you will also need to submit:
Official transcripts of degree qualification(s) 

Letter of recommendation from an academic referee

Duration

U006 12 Weeks

Number of credits

Professional Cert (15 ECTS)
Professional Diploma (30 ECTS)

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
The Certificate of CPD (7.5 ECTS credits) in University Teaching and Learning is an in-service programme for those who are currently teaching in higher education (i.e NQF level 7 or above). It offers academics at different stages of their careers opportunities to review and improve their teaching skills and their understanding of approaches and theories in effective higher education.

Academics at the start of their career will develop skills to work effectively in the classroom and learn to draw on pedagogical theory and research in informing their teaching. More experienced academics will be offered opportunities to revitalise their teaching and to try out new approaches to curriculum design and assessment.

The Professional Certificate (15 ECTS credits) in University Teaching and Learning is an in-service programmes for those who are currently teaching in higher education (i.e NQF level 7 or above). It offers academics at different stages of their careers opportunities to review and improve their teaching skills and their understanding of approaches and theories in effective higher education.

Academics at the start of their career will develop skills to work effectively in the classroom and learn to draw on pedagogical theory and research in informing their teaching. More experienced academics will be offered opportunities to revitalise their teaching and to try out new approaches to curriculum design and assessment.

Related Programme
Prof Dip University Teaching & Learning PT

By the end of the Professional Diploma in University Teaching and Learning you will also be able to:
- Demonstrate a systematic understanding of teaching and learning issues in higher education as informed by current research

- Critically differentiate between a range of teaching and learning approaches

- Creatively adapt teaching and learning strategies to specific disciplinary requirements

- Take a leadership role in designing and organising curriculum initiatives at school/programme level

- Integrate a range of teaching and learning technologies to enhance teaching and learning approaches

- Synthesise teaching evaluations to devise, implement and reflect on future actions

- Disseminate new teaching and learning case studies Develop scholarship and research in the area of teaching and learning

Related Programmes
MA Education FT
MEd PT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Claire Deighan
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 8732

Subjects taught

Assessing for Teaching & Learning in Higher Education UTL40140

Becoming a Better University Teacher UTL40180

Problem-based learning UTL40210

Comment

Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes

International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The Certificate of CPD (7.5 ECTS credits) in University Teaching and Learning is an in-service programme for those who are currently teaching in higher education (i.e NQF level 7 or above). It offers academics at different stages of their careers opportunities to review and improve their teaching skills and their understanding of approaches and theories in effective higher education.

Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The Professional Certificate (15 ECTS credits) in University Teaching and Learning is an in-service programme for those who are currently teaching in higher education (i.e NQF level 7 or above). It offers academics at different stages of their careers opportunities to review and improve their teaching skills and their understanding of approaches and theories in effective higher education. Academics at the start of their career will develop skills to work effectively in the classroom and learn to draw on pedagogical theory and research in informing their teaching. More experienced academics will be offered opportunities to revitalise their teaching and to try out new approaches to curriculum design and assessment.

Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Professional Diploma (30 ECTS credits) in University Teaching and Learning is an in-service programme for those who are currently teaching in higher education (i.e NQF level 7 or above). This Programme is not open for online application but rather offered to faculty who have completed the Professional Certificate in University Teaching and Learning who may wish to undertake two further modules for the award of a Professional Diploma. For further information contact teachingandlearning@ucd.ie or phone (01)716 8732.

The Professional Diploma offers academics opportunities to review and improve their teaching skills and their understanding of approaches and theories in effective higher education. Academics at the start of their career will develop skills to work effectively in the classroom and learn to draw on pedagogical theory and research in informing their teaching. More experienced academics will be offered opportunities to revitalise their teaching and to try out new approaches to curriculum design and assessment.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2018/2019 September

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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