Course Description

NUI Cert. in Adult and Community Education

Maynooth University

Adult education is a transformative and powerful tool for change. Impacting  positively on the lives of those who participate, their wider communities and society as a whole, adult education provides a platform for radical and progressive thinking. The Certificate in Adult and Community Education, delivered by experienced and dedicated tutors, introduces research based teaching and learning methods which will provide students with both the knowledge and practical skills required to work with adults across a range of settings. The course provides an excellent foundation for those considering a change in career towards adult teaching or for people employed in sectors where communication with adults in a learning environment is required  such as libraries, galleries, museums, etc., or educational settings for rehabilitation and recovery. Modules include: Psychology of Adult and Community Education; Philosophy of Adult and Community Education; Groupwork and Facilitation Skills. Adult Learning in Groups; Foundational and Emerging Theories in Adult Learning; Power and Inequality in Education; Understanding How Learning Happens.

College Name Maynooth University
Course Category Adult & Community Education, Education
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification NUI Cert. Level 7
Course Location Maynooth, Kildare, Ireland
Course Start Date 2nd October 2023
Course End Date 13th May 2024
Course Fee 1400
Course Duration 100 Hours.
Course Times The NUI Cert. in Adult and Community Education will be held on our Maynooth Campus Monday Evenings 6.30-9.30pm. The duration of the course is 100 hours. Students will attend 1 evening per week for a 3 hour facilitated workshop/tutorial. Students will also attend 3/4 Saturdays over the duration of the course.
Awarding Body National University of Ireland
Title of Awarding NUI Certificate in Adult and Community Education
Entry Requirements Open Access however students will be expected to submit work of a standard commensurate with the level of the award.
Career Path Students who complete the Cert. in Adult and Community Education successfully and who hold a primary degree may request to have this certificate taken into account by the HDFE Course Directors for Recognition of Prior Accredited Learning should they be successful in application to that Post-graduate programme. The NUI Certificate in Adult and Community Education is a standalone qualification however, when combined with the NUI Certificate in Equality Studies (On Line) and another of our certificate courses such as Disability Studies or Addiction Studies it forms part of the Diploma in Arts: Training and Development for Socially Inclusive-Workplaces.
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Maynooth University

1 Floor School of Education, North Campus Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Kildare, Republic of Ireland

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Maynooth University
1 Floor School of Education
North Campus Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Kildare
Republic of Ireland
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