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QQI Level 9 Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

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QQI Level 9 Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

This innovative part-time programme in validated by QQI.


Our one-year Level 9 QQI Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education is now accepting applications for the September 2023 intake. The aim of this programme is to equip you with an up to date, cutting edge training in teach 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. The Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is an innovative programme with a focus on pedagogical excellence. This programme aims to prepare discipline specific experts to teach in their own subject area in a higher education setting. It is suitable for those who wish to move into a teaching role or for those who currently teach at third level who wish to expand their knowledge, skills and competencies in teaching and learning.


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 settings.

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 1.5Mbps.
  • A desktop computer or laptop that can use zoom.
  • A webcam and microphone
  • A web browser
  • Microsoft Word



The programme is delivered through blended learning. It rotates between online and onsite teaching inputs. Online classes are delivered in our Tallaght Campus, and our online classes are run as tutorials that involve students and their lecturers logging into our online portal Zoom™ simultaneously. Learners have the option of attending on a mix of Wednesday evenings online and a small number of onsite Wednesdays and Saturdays.


  • Award: The Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education is validated by QQI at Level 9 on the NFQ
  • Starting: September 2023.
  • Duration: One year programme delivered on a part time basis.
  • Annual Fees: €1,950.00

For further information call IICP College on 087 905 5330 or book online at

or contact:

Triona Kearns

Vice President & Registrar

086 049 9154 or [email protected]


Dr. Marcella Finnerty

College President

086 260 9989 or [email protected]

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