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21st Century Teaching and Learning (P. Grad. Cert.)

One year, part-time ; 100 places

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Telephone Number

+353 (0)1896 3812


Course Fees

Click here for a full list of postgraduate fees.

Course Description

Is this course for me?

The course modules aim to enhance the expertise of participant teachers in new models of teaching and learning with particular emphasis on Science Technology Engineering Maths/Computer Science. They also aim to address complex challenges related to developing an inclusive educational environment and preparing all school students for higher academic aspiration and progression, through a focus on whole school culture, leadership and change. It is intended that participant teachers will learn how to develop and lead a 'cultural change process' within the classroom and the wider school community. This course is aimed at secondary school teachers.

Deirdre Brennan
Firhouse Educate Together Secondary School (PG Cert 2016-17)

Participating in the Postgraduate Certificate has helped our school introduce and embrace
21st century skills in our classrooms. We have developed a team of teachers and students that are engaged in project-based learning in the Arts, Sciences and Technology using the Bridge21 model of teaching and learning. Personally, I am enjoying a more facilitatory,
creative role in my classroom, and my students have become more active learners.

Stephen Burns
Drimnagh Castle Secondary School (PG Cert 2018/19)

As a Science teacher the course has made me think differently about my approach to methods
of investigation and in particular inquiry based learning. The practical nature of the assignments has given me more confidence to allow students to solve problems on their own and take more control of their learning.

Course Details


One year, part-time

Number of Places


Course Coordinator

Dr Jake Byrne

Next Intake

September 2021

Closing Date

6th September 2021

Admission Requirements: Each applicant must meet the following academic and professional criteria

Academic: Possess qualifications and competencies recognised at Level 8 of the National Framework of Qualifications (for example, a higher
diploma or an honours degree).

Supporting documentation, such as academic transcripts and parchments, references and CVs, must be received by 31st
July 2020.


Be registered with the Teaching Council of Ireland and/or have a minimum of one year’s experience working in
educational or related contexts.Be in employment as an educator during the academic year for which the applicant is applying to the programme.

Course Fees

Click here for a full list of postgraduate fees.

Get In Touch

Telephone Number

+353 (0)1896 3812