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Special Purpose Certificate in Training & Education

  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas


  • Start Date

    See Course

  • Course Duration

    1 Semester

  • Course Type


Course content

This certificate is delivered by way of three interlinked modules in order to evaluate and reflect on our professional development as we go through each module.

Why Study Training & Education at Griffith College?

Have you got a level 8 degree and are interested in gaining a qualification to teach or train in your area of expertise? Is teaching in higher education something you may be interested in? Or are you a trainer or HR consultant and would like to secure a qualification in training? Here are some of the benefits of studying with Griffith College:

• You will join a collaborative, reflective community of training practitioners
• You will create a Professional Development Portfolio of teaching/training experience for career development
• On completion, you will be qualified to teach at third level or provide training within the workplace
• Graduates will be able to progress to either our Postgraduate Diploma or our MA in Arts in Training and Education

Course Highlights

• The course takes place over a single semester and is delivered via block release of two days per month for three months. (One Fri & Sat per month)
• Practical and applied learning
• Taught by experienced professionals

Course Structure

Formal sessions take place over two days (block release) once a month for three months (see timetable). Participants are then allowed six weeks to prepare a Professional Development Portfolio to be submitted for final assessment.


• Pedagogical Practice
• Assessment and Programme Design
• Reflective 
• Practice and Development

Academic Progression

Graduates of the Special Purpose Certificate in Training & Education will be able to progress to Postgraduate Diploma or MA in Training and Education.

Career Progression

Graduates of the Special Purpose Certificate in Training & Education will have a range of skills that will be attractive across all sectors in training and education. The programme will help those who are training in industry / private sector or lecturing in the 3rd level sector.

The skills acquired on this programme help the graduate become a more effective communicator and resource in any workplace. It helps the learner to progress their classroom presence in different areas and implement their new skills & knowledge of technology in the classroom.

The course also gives the learner the opportunity to start new practices and to network with others in the sector.




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