educationEducation Programmes

Education Programmes

WIT Part-time Prospectus 2018

The Department of Education offers initial teacher education and continuing professional development programmes to teachers and educators in primary, post-primary, further education and training (FET) and higher education.  Our portfolio of programmes includes:

  • Undergraduate Programmes (Levels 6 to 8) in adult literacy, adult and further education and community education and development.
  • Initial Teacher Education Programmes (Levels 8 & 9) focusing on the formation of teachers and educators for the FET sector.  Both the BA (Hons) in Teaching in Adult and Further Education and the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching in Further Education are Teaching Council-approved teacher education qualifications (TEQ) for practitioners working in the FET sector. 
  • Postgraduate Programmes (Level 9) in teaching and learning and management in education. Both programmes are designed to develop participants’ knowledge, skills and confidence to become positive and effective change agents within their own educational setting.

We have a deep respect for and understanding of adult learners and our primary focus is to support, encourage and guide our students to academic success whilst enhancing their career opportunities.

We hope that you find a programme or pathway of study that meets your education needs. 

Cert in Social Enterprise Management  NEXT INTAKE SEPTEMBER 2020
The Certificate in Social Enterprise Management aims to develop participants' knowledge, skills, self-confidence and effectiveness as managers of social enterprises. 

Certificate in Community Studies  NEXT INTAKE SEPTEMBER 2020
The Certificate in Community Studies is aimed at volunteers in the community who wish to gain confidence skills and knowledge to practice more effectively in their communities

Higher Certificate in Arts in Community Education and Development  NEXT INTAKE SEPTEMBER 2021
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.

BA in Community Education and Development  NEXT INTAKE SEPTEMBER 2021
The BA in Community Education and Development aims to enable people working in the community and voluntary sector and associated service areas to work effectively as reflective community education and development practitioners. 

BA (Hons) in Community Education and Development  NEXT INTAKE SEPTEMBER 2021
The BA (Hons) in Community Education and Development aims to further develop students' knowledge, skills and self-efficacy as reflective practitioners in community education and development work practice.

Certificate in Study Skills for Higher Education The Certificate in Study Skills for Higher Education aims to provide adult learners with the skills, knowledge and confidence necessary to succeed and flourish in their undergraduate study at WIT

The Literacy Development Centre (LDC) is a national centre, based in WIT, which offers a suite of third level professional development programmes for adult educators, practitioners, tutors and managers working in the adult literacy, adult education, community education and the wider further education and training (FET) sector.

Certificate in Adult Literacy Studies - Level 6 - 30 credits  (WD_BADLT_MA)
The Certificate in Adult Literacy Studies is a 30 credit NFQ/QQI Level 6 minor award aimed at current adult tutors and explores theories and good practice in adult literacy, adult basic education and adult education.  This programme is ideally suited for tutors of adults who do not have a background in adult literacy tutoring but wish to gain an understanding of adult literacy needs and be introduced to approaches in addressing needs that would be relevant and applicable in their classroom.  It is a modular part-time programme with a delivery model that facilitates the working practitioner.

Higher Certificate in Arts in Literacy Development - Level 6 - 120 credits  (WD_BLITD_C)
The HC in Arts in Literacy Development 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 Adult and Further Education - Level 6 - 120 credits   (WD_BADFE_C)
The HC in Arts in Adult and Further Education 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.

Bachelor of Arts in Adult and Further Education - Level 7 - 60 credits   (WD_BADFE_D)
The BA in Adult Education is designed for practitioners in the Adult Education sector and includes aspects of adult education research, policy, equality and technology. 

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Teaching in Adult and Further Education - Level 8 - 60 credits   (WD_BTAFE_B)
The BA (Hons) in Teaching in Adult and Further Education 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.  This programme is Teacher Council-accredited.

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Adult and Further Education - Level 8 - 60 credits  (WD_BADFE_B)
The BA (Hons) in Adult and Further Education is designed to provide those already working within the adult and further education sector with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge, skills and competences to enhance their work in those settings. Students on this programme have the opportunity to learn research skills and investigate a topic relevant to their practice.  This programme is aimed at those who do not need or already have Teaching Council registration.

Master of Education in Teaching and Learning
This programme provides an opportunity for participants to develop their professional expertise in teaching including educational theory, practical pedagogy, curriculum and assessment 

Master of Arts in Management in Education 
This programme provides an opportunity for participants to develop their knowledge and skills in educational leadership including planning, HRM, finance, leadership, ICT and law.

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Teaching in Adult and Further Education

The BA (Hons) in Teaching in Adult and Further Education Level 8 is a one-year follow on Honours Degree to the Level 7 Degree programme and has been designed to meet the needs of people who are already working within the adult and further education sector and who would like to register with the Teaching Council of Ireland for the purpose of registration as a Further Education teacher in Ireland. This programme is Teaching Council-accredited.  

Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching in Further Education  

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.  

Code                            Undergraduate Programmes                                                        

WD_BCDEV_SP               Certificate in Study Skills for Higher Education                                                  

WD_BCOMM_MA             Certificate in Community Studies                                                                       

WD_BCEDV_C                  Higher Certificate in Arts in Community  Education and Development              

WD_BCEDV_D                  Bachelor of Arts in Community Education and Development                             

WD_BCEDV_B                  BA (Hons) in Community Education and Development                                       

 

WD_BADFE_C                  Higher Certificate in Arts in Further & Adult Education

WD_BLITC_C                    Higher Certificate in Arts in Literacy Development

WD_BLITC_D                    Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education (Part-Time)

WD_BTEAC_B                  BA (Hons) in Teaching in Further & Adult Education

 

Code                           Postgraduate  Programmes

 ???                                   Postgraduate Diploma/ MEd in Teaching and Learning                                        

WD_BMGED_R                Masters of Education in Management in Education                                           

WD_BTEAC_G                 Postgraduate Diploma in Education in Teaching and Learning