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    Part time available

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  • Course Duration

    1.5 years part-time

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Course content

Our MA in Training and Education will help you revitalise your teaching and training by building on your existing skills and competencies, sharing practice and experience, and being introduced to leading edge research, support tools, pedagogies and resources.

Why Study Training & Education at Griffith College?

Have you got a level 8 degree and an interest 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 who 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 an e-Portfolio of teaching/training experience for career development
• The first 12 months are delivered via block release of one weekend per month
• On completion, you will be qualified to teach at third level or provide training within the workplace

Course Highlights

• Block release, one weekend (Fri & Sat) per month
• Practical and applied learning approach
• Progression to PhD
• Networking opportunities with fellow teachers & trainers
• Targeted workshops
• e-Portfolio creation

Course Structure

The programme has three exit stages. The first semester is the same as the special purpose award. The next semester is equivalent to the postgraduate diploma. The final stage, the dissertation, is what turns this course into a Masters. It should be noted that students who have previously studied the first two stages may now go on to complete the Master's programme.

Year one modules:

• Pedagogical Practice 1
• Assessment and Programme Design
• Reflective Practice and Development
• Technology Enabled Learning
• Research Methodology
• Psychology and Inclusivity in Higher Education and Training
• Pedagogical Practice 2
• Professional Practice and Management

Year two modules:

• Dissertation

Academic Progression

On completion of the programme the learner can go on to pursue a Ph.D. in the area.

Career Progression

Learners who complete this programme 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 in 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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