Accredited Programmes

The Centre for Teaching and Learning offers the following accredited programmes in teaching, learning and assessment. Full details for each programme are available in the links to the left of this page.

(PDHETL) PG Diploma in Higher Education Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Application Process is now open for academic year 2022-2023

This Postgraduate Diploma is a 60 ECTS programme that offers staff of Maynooth University a flexible way to obtain a qualification in higher education teaching. The flexibility allows participants to complete the programme in 2,3 or 4 years in line with their own work commitments.
There is also an option to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate on successful completion of 30 ECTS within 1 or 2 years. This flexibility allows participants to take modules within timeframes that best suit them.

The aim of the programme is to provide those who teach in Higher Education with the opportunity to engage with the theory, concepts, and contemporary discourse of learning, teaching, and assessment in higher education. It also aims to engage participants in context relevant learning and professional development activities and to consider how these impact and influence their practice.  The flexible nature of the programme includes a mixed delivery approach with some modules delivered fully online, some as blended modules with both synchronous and asynchronous learning in online and face to face settings (in line with Government guidelines) and participants will experience a range of teaching and learning methodologies. Assessment is designed to reinforce learning and to create real life opportunities for participants to enhance and develop their own teaching and learning activities and practice.

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 course is open to Maynooth University postgraduate 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.