Higher Education Teaching Qualification
The Centre for Teaching and Learning offers the following accredited programmes in teaching, learning and assessment.
Click on the links to the left for full details on each programme.
Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Higher Education Teaching, Learning and Assessment 2023-2024
The Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Higher Education Teaching, Learning & Assessment offers staff of Maynooth University a flexible way to obtain a qualification in higher education teaching. The aim of these programmes is to provide staff who teach, with opportunities to engage with the theory, concepts, and contemporary discourse of learning, teaching, and assessment in higher education. It also aims to promote and support staff in applying their learning in their own practice.
The Postgraduate Certificate is awarded to participants who successfully complete three modules (30 ECTS). This programme may be completed over 1 or 2 years. On successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate graduates may opt to take four further modules (30ECTS) for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma.
The Postgraduate Diploma is awarded to participants who complete all modules (60 ECTS). This programme may be completed over 2, 3 or 4 years. There is also an option to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate on successful completion of 30 ECTS within 1 or 2 years.
These are blended learning programmes comprising of synchronous (face-to-face sessions) and asynchronous (guided online learning and webinars) learning. The nature of the blend will vary across modules, giving participants opportunities to experience a range of teaching and learning methodologies. Assessment is assignment-based and designed to reinforce learning and to create opportunities for participants to apply their learning in their own teaching and learning activities and practice.
Participants may complete their programme of choice in a timeframe that works with their work and other commitments i.e., over a 2 year (PCHETL) or 4 year (PDHETL) timeframe.
Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Tutors and Demonstrators
This is a 5 ECTS Transferable Skills Module under the Structured PhD/Masters programme. The module is open to Maynooth University postgraduate research students currently tutoring/demonstrating or teaching within departments at Maynooth University. See the link on the left for full details on the module and Online Application Form.