Education Programmes

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Education Programmes

WIT Department of Education Programmes

The Department of Education in WIT offers initial and continued professional development programmes in education. The portfolio of programmes includes post-graduate programmes in teaching and learning and the management of education, specialized teacher education programmes for further education and third level programmes for practitioners working in adult literacy, community education and adult education who wish to pursue an award based programme in their field of expertise.

All of our programmes were designed for practitioners working across the education spectrum (primary, post-primary, further, adult and higher - education) to address the CPD needs of these sectors and to reflect the changes taking place in education practice and policy. Our programmes are flexible, responsive and connect teaching with practice. We have been working with adult learners for over 30 years and have a long history of supporting adult education.

BA (Hons) in Teaching in Further & Adult Education - 60 credits at level 8 over 18 months
This programme has been designed to meet the needs of people who are working within the Further Education sector and who wish to register with the Teaching Council of Ireland as a Further Education teacher.

Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching in Further Education  -  60 credits at level 9 over 3 semesters
The course is a professional qualification, recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland, designed to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and competencies required to teach in a variety of settings in the Further Education sector.  

Certificate in Career Development and Skills Enhancement - 40 credits at level 6 over 1 year
This is a foundation programme to facilitate adult learners in developing the skills and knowledge to participate in higher education. 

Higher Certificate in Arts in Further & Adult Education - 120 Credits at level 6 over 2 years
This is a third level qualification for current adult and further education practitioners and those wishing to pursue a career in adult or further education. This includes those currently working in adult basic education, further education and training and community education. It is a modular part-time programme with a delivery model that facilitates the working practitioner that is based on weekend teaching blocs and use of the WIT virtual learning environment.

Higher Certificate in Arts in Literacy Development - 120 Credits at level 6 over 2 years
This is a third level qualification for those working in adult literacy or those wishing to pursue a career in adult literacy. The aim of this two year programme is to enable adult literacy personnel to explore theories which underpin various aspects of adult literacy and adult education practice, while enabling them to evaluate current scholarship in literacy.he programme has been developed in conjunction with NALA to ensure it is relevant to the current developments in the sector and that the programme consistently meets the standards required for literacy practitioners.

Higher Certificate in Arts in Community Education and Development - 120 credits at level 6 over 2 years
The aim of this course is to facilitate students to develop their skills, knowledge and attitudes in order to work as reflective practitioners in community education and community development settings.

Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education (Part Time)  -  60 credits at level 7 over 2 years
This programme is designed for practitioners in the Adult Education sector and includes aspects of adult education research, policy, equality and technology. 

BA (Hons) in Teaching in Further & Adult Education - 60 credits at level 8 over 18 months
This programme has been designed to meet the needs of people who are working within the Further Education sector and who wish to register with the Teaching Council of Ireland as a Further Education teacher.

Master of Arts / Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning in Further and Higher Education  -  60 / 90 credits at level 9 over 1 - 5 years
This programme provides an opportunity for participants to develop their professional expertise in teaching including educational theory, practical pedagogy, curriculum and assessment 

Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching in Further Education  -  60 credits at level 9 over 3 semesters
The course is a professional qualification, recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland, designed to provide participants with the skills, knowledge and competencies required to teach in a variety of settings in the Further Education sector.  

Master of Arts in Management of Education  - 90 credits at level 9 over 2 - 5 years
This programme provides an opportunity for participants to develop their knowledge and skills in educational leadership including planning, HRM, finance, leadership, ICT and law.

Dept of Education Programme Pathways Infographic