Blended Learning Programme

QQI Level 9 Certificate in Technology Enabled Teaching & Learning

This innovative part-time programme is validated by QQI

  • Award: Level 9 QQI Certificate in Technology Enabled Teaching & Learning.
  • Entry requirements: Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) or equivalent.

  • Starting: January 2025
  • Duration: Four months.

  • Annual Fees: €700

  • Language requirement: If English is your second language you are required to submit an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) cert at Level 6, or equivalent. For more information please click HERE

  • Apply Online: Click here to apply

Introduction

This QQI Minor Award QQI is now accepting applications for the December 2023 intake. The aim of this programme is to equip you with an up to date, cutting edge training in the application of technology enabled teaching and learning in a higher education setting. It strives to provide learners with teaching and learning specific knowledge, skills and competencies so that they can best support students within their own discipline teaching using innovative digital and blended approaches to teaching.

Who Should Apply

This programme is ideal for those who are currently working in Higher Education settings or who wish to work in Higher Education setting and who have an interest in teaching and learning using technology.

Entry Requirements

  • A recognised undergraduate degree, issued at Level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ). Those with a Level 7 Degree, with substantial professional experience may be considered under our recognition of prior learning and experience policy.
  • If English is your second language you are required to submit an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) cert at Level 6, or equivalent. For more information please click HERE

Minimum Technological Requirements

You will need to have:

  • access to a stable internet connection with a minimum download speed of 1.5 Mbps;
  • a desktop computer or laptop that is capable of using zoom;
  • a webcam and microphone;
  • a web browser; and
  • Microsoft Word

Overview

  • The programme is delivered on a part-time basis
  • The programme consists of one 10-credit module.
  • The next intake will commence in January 2025.
  • There is a 85% attendance requirement.

 

Dates

Date Time Location
Wed 22nd January 2025 6:00pm-9:00pm Online
Wed 29th January 2025 6:00pm-9:00pm Online
Wed 5th February 2025 6:00pm-9:00pm Online
Wed 12th February 2025 6:00pm-9:00pm Online
Wed 19th February 2025 6:00pm-9:00pm Online
Wed 26th February 2025 6:00pm-9:00pm Online
Sat 8th March 2025 10:00am-4:00pm Classroom

Blended Delivery

This programme is delivered via blended learning, whereby students attend evening sessions online along with some onsite days in our Tallaght Campus.

The online components involve students and their lecturer logging into our online learning platform Moodle and use the online portal Zoom™ simultaneously.

Zoom™ provides and integrative online environment for students and Lecturers to interact and engage in the learning. This platform facilitates discussion polls, sharing of slides, videos resources and much, much more. To foster more intimate learning environments the use of breakout rooms is also implemented, allowing for the safe and experiential triadic learning practice that we have found so successful.

All of our online sessions are accessible through computer and mobile devices and we have a structured and robust technology department to support all faculty and students through their online learning journey. To encourage flexibility, and the best practice, we also record online sessions, these are made accessible only to the students in that class to review content whenever is convenient to them!

Assessment

Learners are assessed through a continuous assessment strategy, which includes a variety of mediums such as individual projects and written assessments. Each module has its own assessment strategy relevant to the content of that module.

Validation of Award

  • The Certificate in Technology Enabled Teaching and Learning is validated by QQI at Level 9 on the NFQ.

Credits

10 ECTS

Programme Lecturers

  • Dr. Suzanne Stone

Protection for Enrolled Learners

This programme is covered by arrangements under section 65 (4) of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 whereby, in the event of IICP College ceasing to provide the programme for any reason, enrolled learners may transfer to a similar programme at another provider, or, in the event that this is not practicable, the fees most recently paid will be refunded. Current PEL arrangements consist of a 2% levy on course fees. This fee is included in the course costs.


This module aims to provide learners with theoretical and practical knowledge related to the area of Technology Enabled Teaching & Learning. This module will enhance learners’ knowledge, skills, and competencies in the area of e-learning and will afford them with the opportunity to examine the extant literature supporting Technology Enabled Teaching & Learning. The module aims to link theory with practice, so that instructional design theories and principles underpin the development of teaching and learning activities using technology. Through engaging with the module curriculum, participants will develop their competencies in line with the European Framework for The Digital Competence for Educators (DigCompEdu). Recent research demonstrates that, technology is successful when it is interactive, includes real-time feedback, and gives students the ability to creatively apply and evaluate what they have learned. Higher education is experiencing huge change. Technology enhanced learning has the potential to offer pedagogical approaches that are both accessible and flexible in the modern world. It recognises the richness diverse student profiles can bring to the learning experience and so promotes social learning. If used correctly technology can provide opportunities to engage learners of all profiles and offer an inclusive engaged learning environment.

IICP understand that while partaking in higher education is an incredibly rewarding experience it can also be a financial challenge for some students. In order to minimise the financial impact caused to students, IICP strive to keep our course fees as competitive as possible. We also provide payment plan options to facilitate learners paying the balance of their fees throughout the duration of their course.

  • Application Fees: €75 (non – refundable)
  • Annual Fees: *€700

*(Inclusive of QQI registration fee and Protection for Enrolled Learners fee)

Payment Options

(1) Pay in Full before Start of Course

Deposit

€210On acceptance of course offer

Balance of Fees

€490

Total

€700

(2) Payment Plan Options Available (administration fee incurred*)

  • Flexible Payment Options Available. Please Contact the IICP finance team to sign up to a payment plan (finance@iicp.ie)

Getting Started

Should you have any questions in relation to making your online application please contact Triona on 086-0499154.

Simply click the below button to be brought to our online application process. When prompted, please select ‘Validated & Accredited Courses’, then select the ‘QQI Level 9 Certificate in Technology Enabled Teaching & Learning – January 2025’ option and complete the form.

Online Application Form

If you have any trouble at any stage of the application please click here to get in touch and we will be happy to help.

Why choose this Programme?

  • Ideal course for anyone looking to move into or develop as a lecturer in a higher education setting and gain a better understanding of using technology to inform teaching pracice.
  • High levels of student support, ensuring that learners are continually guided and supported.
  • QQI Validated to Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

  • Competitively priced course fees with payment plans available.