The Application Process for CTL1 Semester Two 2018/19 is CLOSED. The next intake for this course/module will be in September 2019 - please revisit this page in September for further details.

The Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Tutors and Demonstrators (CTL1)  is a certified Maynooth University Continuing Professional Development (CPD) course. The programme is also recognised as a 5 credit Transferable Skills Module under the Structured PhD/Masters programme. 

The course is offered to Maynooth University postgraduate students and graduates currently teaching within departments at Maynooth University. Postgraduate and graduate tutors, demonstrators, or teaching assistants, who are facilitating tutorials, seminars, lectures, laboratory demonstrations or practicals, are eligible to apply.  Those not registered PhD or Masters postgraduate students will require permission from thier Head of Department to enrol in the course.

The Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning (CTL1) offers participants an opportunity to gain, or build on, knowledge, skills and confidence in teaching, facilitating and supporting student learning in a range of contexts.

Who can take the course?

To apply for the course, you must fulfil the following criteria:

  • You must be registered as a Maynooth University postgraduate student or be a graduate employed by a Maynooth University department to work as a tutor, demonstrator or teaching assistant.
  • You must be in a teaching role for the semester during which you undertake the course with a minimum of nine hours teaching, ideally spread across the semester.

When does the course take place?

  • The course is run over one semester with one weekly session of two hours.
  • In addition to attending the two-hour weekly sessions, participants will require sufficient time to complete course assignments and engage in additional reading and exploration of course topics. See the Course Structure and Assessment section for more detail.


If you have any questions about the course, please contact the course co-ordinator, Margaret Keane