The Certificate in Learning and Technology is a blended learning programme that has been designed for learning professionals who wish to explore the potential of digital technologies to enhance learning and to augment their professional practice.
Over the course of this 12-week, part-time blended learning programme you will:
The programme leads to a Special Purpose Award at Level 6 (10 ECTS credits) on the National Framework of Qualifications. It consists of one module called Learning and Technology.
Members of the Learning and Teaching Team at National College of Ireland discuss the course in this video:
The programme comprises one module called Learning and Technology.
On successful completion of this programme you should be able to:
The Certificate in Learning and Technology is awarded by QQI at level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Students who successfully complete this course may progress to the Bachelor of Arts in Adult and Workforce Education.
Candidates will typically hold a level 5 qualification in any discipline. The College operates a Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) scheme meaning applicants who do not meet the normal academic requirements will be considered based on relevant work and other experience.
Participants should have the ability to use ICT independently to find information, create and manage files, and communicate with others. For online sessions, participants will require administrator access to a personal computing device such as a laptop or desktop computer running Windows or MacOS (tablets are not appropriate) with a reliable Internet connection of >1mbps, web browser software (i.e. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari or Chrome), Flash Player, a headset with built-in microphone, and a webcam.
The programme will run on Tuesdays. The face to face workshops will take place from 10am-5pm and virtual classes from 4-6pm.
Attendance at NCI for a one-day, face-to-face workshop at the start and end of the module.
Participation in four, two-hour virtual (online) classroom sessions from your home/workplace on alternate weeks during the module is also required. Between these sessions, there will be directed activities that you complete independently.
Module: Learning & Teaching
* Directed Activities - During weeks labelled 'Directed Activities' you will be assigned resources and activities to work through at your own pace over the course of the week.
* Virtual Classroom Session - During weeks labelled 'Virtual Classroom Session' you will participate online in a two-hour tutorial with an NCI lecturer from home or your workplace. This is a live session and you will be able to ask questions and interact with the lecturer and other participants in real-time.
This course runs over 12 weeks.
(Fees revised annually)