L6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Adult and Further Education (120 Credits)

Higher Certificate in ArtsAdult and Further Education

Code:
BADFE_C
Delivery:
Part Time
Level:
6
Duration:
2 years
Fees:

€320 per module

Credits:
120 ECTS

With ongoing social distancing regulations likely to continue in place into the academic year 2020/21 WIT is reviewing delivery modes of part-time courses for the coming year. This may mean a change from the typical course delivery schedule. We are planning to publish the listing of part-time courses that will be offered for 2020/21 with further details on schedules and modes of delivery in early July

The Higher Certificate in Arts in Adult and Further Education is a 120 credit, NFQ Level 6 award aimed at current adult and further education and training tutors or practitioners and those wishing to pursue a career teaching or tutoring in adult basic education, further education and training (FET) and community education contexts.  The programme explores theories and good practice in adult basic education and adult education and will equip participants with the knowledge, skills and competencies required to work/act as tutors, facilitators and trainers in adult basic education, FET and/or community education settings.  It is a part-time blended learning programme, with a delivery model that facilitates the working practitioner, scheduled on weekend teaching blocs.  Classes are delivered in workshop-style, where collective, collaborative and creative lerning is strongly encouraged.  Participants can apply their learning directly to their practice and share their experiences with peers and lecturers in a supportive learning environment.

The programme aims to:

  • Provide current and future adult and further education and training tutors/practitioners with the requisite skillset required for their roles;
  • Offer participants a theoretical framework in adult and further education to underpin and enhance their professional practice;
  • Enable participants to explore areas for development and to enhance the quality of their teaching and work with adult learners.


Delivery

The Higher Certificate in Arts in Adult and Further Education is a part-time blended learning modular programme with a flexible delivery model that facilitates the working practitioner. The programme is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and blended learning. Classes are delivered in weekend blocs (Friday and Saturday) on campus in WIT (on average 1 or 2 per month) and use of the WIT virtual learning environment (moodle) in order to facilitate adult learners. Classes are workshop-style, where collective, collaborative and creative learning is strongly encouraged


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Classes are delivered in weekend blocs (Friday and Saturday) on campus in WIT (on average 1 or 2 per month). Classes are workshop-style, where collective, collaborative and creative learning is strongly encouraged. 

In order to facilitate the delivery of programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic, module outline and order may change slightly for the academic year 2020/2021.

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Introduction to Study Skills & Academic WritingIntroduction to Philosophy of Adult Education
GroupworkPractical Teaching Skills 1
Introduction to Curriculum Development and AssessmentIntroduction to the Psychology of Adult Education
Year 2
Semester 3Semester 4
Education Policy Development in Adult & Further EducationChoose two electives
Integrating Literacy in Adult & Further EducationLiteracy and Society
Technology in Adult & Further EducationDigital Literacy
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Adult & Further EducationFamily Literacy
Literacy and Specific Learning Difficulties
Adult Numeracy
TESOL 1
TESOL 2

Please note: Participants must complete all 10 mandatory modules and may choose two elective modules (20 credits).  Elective modules will be offered subject to viability

Entry Requirements

  • Ideally applicants should be actively involved in the Adult and Further Education and Training Sector. 
  • Applicants may be invited to attend an interview for entry to the programme.
  • Applicants whose primary language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English.  Please see our website for more details  www.wit.ie/englishrequirements
     

Non-Standard Applicants/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Applicants with significant professional experience in the Further Education and Training (FET) sectory may apply for advanced entry or exemptions using WIT’s RPL Policy. For further information on advanced entry to this programme, please contact the Course Leader Ms. Eilish Dunworth Email: [email protected]
 

How to Apply
Application forms for this Course are available to download from our website by clicking here or by contacting the LDC Project Administrator, Literacy Development Centre Tel: 051-302689  Email: [email protected]  completed forms to be returned to the LDC Project Administrator, Literacy Development Centre.

LDC Application Form LDC Application Form
We accept applications for modules on our Higher Certificate in Arts in Literacy Development throughout the academic year.


Fees
€320 per 10 credit module.
€210 per module - this subsidised rate is available for those working in the adult literacy service
Detailed information regarding the cost of the LDC programmes and fee procedures are outlined in the LDC Fees Guide, please click here to view the LDC Fees Guide. 

LDC Fees Guide LDC Fees Guide

 

 

Participants who successfully complete the Higher Certificate in Arts in Adult and Further Education may progress to undertake the NFQ Level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Adult & Further Education, which will enhance their professional competence and capabilities as adult education tutors/practitioners.  Please consult our Programme Pathways Infographic below to give you an idea of the pathways/progression opportunities available to you for further study with us here at WIT.

Programme Pathways Infographic

Course Leader

  • Ms. Eilish Dunworth

    Lecturer

    Email: [email protected]

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