The Postgraduate Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion in Further Education and Training provides opportunities for participants to develop professional understanding and knowledge through study, practice, and critical reflection on their experiences as a Further Education and Training (FET) teacher. It is designed to help participants develop innovative professional ideas and practice to support learners with diverse educational needs in a range of settings. It will allow participants to explore the theoretical factors underpinning policy and practice in the areas of diversity and inclusion and apply course knowledge and skills to their professional practice. It will enable participants to reflect critically on their professional role, practice, and context to evaluate and improve future teaching and learning.
In the 24/25 academic year, application is restricted to those who have been approved for sponsorship by the City of Dublin Education and Training Board, Dublin Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board and other approved Education and Training Boards. Please contact your Professional Learning and Development Coordinator for clarification.
Is This Course For Me?
Diversity and Inclusion in Further Education and Training should be studied by anyone who works in the field of education and training, such as teachers, trainers, administrators, and other professionals.
Our graduates have pursued careers as academic researchers, practitioners in disability services support and management, policy and project analysts, disability advocates, inclusion practitioners and inclusive educators.
The Postgraduate Certificate will take one year to complete part-time and will comprise 30 ECTS. There will be three modules in total each with face-to-face and online components.
Applicants will have the option to progress to the Diploma and Masters
This is a unique programme which aims to respond to a clearly identified need in the professional development of practitioners in the FET sector. Traditionally, the FET sector has been underserved in respect of sector specific offerings, and the proposed course in partnership with City of Dublin ETB aims to address a specific need with respect to supporting practices related to diversity and inclusion. As a consequence of the partnership with the City of Dublin ETB, the programme has been designed with personnel from both the City of Dublin ETB and the School of Education, Trinity. Furthermore, relevant personnel from the City of Dublin ETB contribute to the delivery of the programme.
Modules include: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:; Inclusive Classroom Practices through a UDL lens; and Speaking to Diversity.
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AwardsNFQ Level 9
Number of Places35 Places
Dr Joanne Banks
31st May 2024
For the coming academic year, applications are restricted to applicants who have been approved for sponsorship by the City of Dublin Education and Training Board, Dublin Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board and other approved Education and Training Boards. Please do not apply for this programme unless you have this approval. Please contact your Professional Learning and Development Coordinator for clarification.
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