Award Type and NFQ level : CERTIFICATE LEVEL 9

CAO/PAC code : MHA73

CAO Points :

Closing Date : 31 July 2024

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This course aims to enhance adult, community and further education practitioners’ skills and knowledge of teaching and learning. Through a variety of participatory, creative and reflective methods, course participants will be encouraged to draw on their own experiences as learners and/or practitioners to deepen and grow their own practice. Through exploring and implementing a range of engaged practices, participants will enhance, not just their students’ learning experiences, but their own professional knowledge, confidence and capacity in working with the rich diversity of adult learner groups across community and further education.

Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level (NFQ Level 8 or equivalent honours degree). 

We also accept applications who can evidence degree equivalent in accordance with MU’s policy on recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Applicants much also be working in an education setting such as within adult, community or further education environments or a workplace setting. 

Minimum English language requirements:

Applicants for whom English is not their first language are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study. For information about English language tests accepted and required scores, please see here. The requirements specified are applicable for both EU and International applicants.

Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850

The Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning is a part-time Level 9 programme. Students will be required to attend on campus, on certain Tuesday mornings across the academic year. This will be complemented with some online workshop/tutorial sessions.   The programmes consist of four modules (see below for more information):

1. Group Work in Adult and Community Education (AD506) 5 Credits
2. Teaching and Learning in Adult and Community Education (AD511) 5 Credits
3. Community Drama (AD512) 5 Credits
4. The Reflective Practitioner (AD513) 5 Credits

As with many of our programmes, we take an integrated and holistic approach to course design and delivery and, as such, much of the teaching, learning and assessment will occur across the modules thematically.  Approaches to assessment will match the participatory, reflective and creative focus of the course.

Please note this programme operates on an integrated module meaning classes may be delivered with students completing a range of programmes.

Course Duration: 1 year part-time

The PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning is an ideal professional development course for practitioners at any stage of their career in adult, community or further education.
As a 20-credit Level 9 award graduates who are keen to continue their study are encouraged to use the award as evidence for Recognition of Prior Learning.

Online application only

PAC Code 

The following information should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:

Certified copies of all official transcripts of results for all non-Maynooth University qualifications listed MUST accompany the application. Failure to do so will delay your application being processed. Non-Maynooth University students are asked to provide two academic references and a copy of their birth certificate or valid passport.

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