PG Diploma Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the programme located?
All face-to-face classes take place in DIT, Aungier Street, Dublin 2.

Who is the programme aimed at?
This programme is aimed at teaching practitioners in all subject disciplines from across the higher and further education sector.

Do I need to have teaching hours to participate in the programme?
Yes, it is a requirement of the programme that participants should be actively engaged in teaching whilst on the programme. Please contact the programme co-ordinator to discuss the specific requirements.

What is the duration of the Postgraduate Diploma?
The programme will take a calendar year (part-time) to complete.  Class contact hours will only be scheduled for term time. The summer period will be used for independent research.

What are the admission requirements?
Applicants will normally satisfy the following criteria:

  • Hold a 2.2 honours degree or its equivalent
  • Have sufficient hours of teaching to meet the assessment requirements of the programme.
  • Prospective applicants should contact the programme co-ordinator to discuss entry requirements.

What modules will be offered?
The Postgraduate Diploma in Third Level Learning and Teaching consists of two modules:

  • Module 1: Professional Practice in Third Level Learning and Teaching¬† [30 ECTS]
  • Module 2:¬† Curriculum Development & Practitioner Research [30 ECTS]

What are the assessment requirements?
The principle assessment strategy is the completion of a reflective Portfolio at the conclusion of both Module 1 and Module 2. These are supplemented by reflective blogs, group presentations, journal article review, personal development planning and a specific piece of practitioner based research.

What are the fees?
Click here to go to fees information. You will need to scroll towards the very bottom of the page.

How do I apply?
You can apply online here


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