Shaping the Future of Learning and Education

NCI's education faculty are active in research and practice innovation and sector networks.

The Centre for Education and Lifelong Learning is active in the development of new approaches to learning and education delivery in areas such as P-tech Schools, Technology Enhanced Learning and Blended Learning Design. 

Faculty are also engaged in a number of research and professional development projects with the Early Childhood Education and Further Education sectors.


P-TECH is an interesting example as it is a partnership between Higher Education, Industry and Secondary Education, supported by Government. As the Higher Education partner, National College of Ireland’s CELL has designed a programme that sits alongside the current second level senior cycle curriculum, and provides students with the unique opportunity to gain a Higher Education qualification (level 6 on the NFQ) alongside their final second level exams. 

To enable the implementation of this programme, CELL also designed a postgraduate certificate for educators (level 9 on NFQ) so that they could deliver the Certificate in P-TECH.