Where would you like to study?

We’ve got locations in three of the best cities in Ireland. If you know exactly where you’d like to study, just pick the one that suits you best. If you don’t know yet – then that’s fine too!

Griffith College Logo

Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Learning and Development

Postgraduate Diploma in Education, Learning and Development


Revitalise your professional practice with new insights from research.

Are you a practitioner who wishes to advance your skills and competencies at postgraduate level? Gain a specialist qualification at Griffith College which will enable you to support and inform your role and prepare you for leadership in your field.

Why Study Training & Education at Griffith College?

Do you support adult learners in your workplace? This can be within an organisational setting or a higher education setting e.g. a Learning and Development specialist, a role holder in Human Resources, a trainer etc. or a lecturer in higher education. Do you want to energise your practice with new insights from research? Here are some of the benefits of studying with Griffith College:

  • You will join a diverse, collaborative, reflective community of educational practitioners who learn from and with each other.
  • You will engage in the underpinning concepts, theories and best practices associated with the design and implementation of effective learning for all adult learners, and apply these to your own practice.
  • You will engage in critical reflection of your own practice and other enquiry and research techniques to improve your practice and share learning.
  • On completion, you will have a specialist postgraduate qualification to support and inform your role, which in turn will prepare you for leadership in your field.
  • On completion, you will be qualified to teach as a lecturer in higher education or deliver training in your workplace. 
  • Having the Postgraduate Diploma and Special Purpose Certificate embedded in the Master's programme gives students a more flexible pathway to enable them to secure professional qualifications in a way that suits their personal and professional lives.

Course Highlights

  • Flexible, part-time blended schedule
  • Delivered via face-to-face workshops on campus, taking place approximately 3 days a month (Fridays and Saturdays), weekly recorded webinars, online mentoring sessions and online drop-in sessions.
  • Elective specialism allows you to choose modules which align with your individual educational and training needs or career development.
  • Practical and applied learning approach
  • Programme team of practitioners from a wide range of education, learning and development roles.
  • Networking opportunities with fellow practitioners in education, learning and development

Intake Dates

  • Dublin: February 2020*, September 2020

*Please note that the February 2020 intake only applies to those who have completed the Certificate or those who are eligible for advanced entry onto the Postgraduate stage of the programme. Please contact the admissions office for further information.


What our students say

I found this course extremely informative. I was able to put my learning into practice after each lecture. The teaching staff were fantastic and supported me every step of the way.

Emma Flynn
Postgraduate Diploma in Training and Education

Ready to take the next step?