Course Overview

The Diploma in Technology Enhanced Learning is specifically targeted at practitioners managers and leaders who have an interest in exploring and leveraging the opportunities of incorporating digital learning practice and strategy in their professional contexts (e.g. in the areas of Teaching and Learning, Learning and Development, Change Management and Strategic Leadership).

Through hands-on activities this course introduces participants to: the design, development, delivery and evaluation of Technology Enhanced Learning course; coordination and management of flexible learning development; and the development of online learning strategic plans.

Each participant will be provided with an online development space to explore approaches to leverage Technology Enhanced Learning tools and practices that can be contextualised to their own contexts. These skills will feed into TEL strategic planning and implementation of digital learning.

Mode of Study: Online Learning

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Applications System. This course is listed under Adult Learning & CPD Courses Application.

Please visit our How to Apply page for Application tips and Supporting Documents information.

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

The assessment strategy integrates elements of theory and practice. It employs continuous assessment projects based on a philosophy of demonstrating learning through realistic work-related activities. There are no formal examination requirements for the course. Assessment involves online activities, professional learning journal and work-based projects. Participants must successfully complete all modules to attain the Diploma in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL).


Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for part-time students can be found in our FAQs section (i.e. age, english language requirements etc.). Applicants who do not satisfy these academic entry requirements can apply for this course through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Additional Requirements


1 year, part-time

Next start date


A Level Grades ()

Average intake


QQI/FET FETAC Entry Routes

Closing Date
NFQ level


Mode of study

Online Learning

ECTS weighting



Diploma in Technology Enhanced Learning


Course code

Course Outline

Course Delivery

This course is delivered online through:

  • Live online lectures
  • Podcasts and presentations (recorded spoken lectures with presentation slides)
  • Screencasts 
  • Reading material, assignments and online discussions

‌The modules are sequenced from 1-3 in the course to reflect the participants’ cumulative learning journey.  This approach offers opportunities for participants to apply their knowledge, skills, and attributes accumulated through the to their own professional contexts.

Self-study: participants are expected to engage in self study of module materials including core content, reference and resource material, supplementary material. All materials are hosted on Blackboard.


Further Education

For graduates who do not hold an undergraduate degree, the course offers exemptions into Business/Commerce (Degree/Diploma).

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

The digital landscape is increasingly influencing society, education and the workplace. This integrated course accelerates participants’ development of relevant TEL skills that can be applied and embedded into private and public sector workplaces.

As digital literacies and capabilities are increasingly in demand, participants can augment their transferrable skills as practitioners, project managers, team managers, strategic managers across workplace Training & Education, Learning & Development and Management/Leadership functions.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Practitioners, managers and leaders who have responsibilities in the area of teaching and learning in their organisations. This course is designed to equip participants with the eLeadership capabilities, communication skills, awareness, knowledge and tools required to navigate and leverage this dynamic environment.

Learning Outcomes


Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€2,585 2022/23

Fees: Tuition

€2,515 2022/23

Fees: Student levy

€70 2022/23

Fees: Non EU

€3,085 2022/23


A fees scholarship of up to 30% may be available for students who wish to upskill for the purposes of re-employment. Please download the 2022_23 Fees Scholarship Form for more information.

Find out More

Adult Training and Education Studies
Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development
NUI Galway, Nuns' Island, Galway
Tel: 091 494055


Lorraine Thornton |   Graduate

Having worked within education & training for my entire career, my focus has always been on the learning achievement of someone else. So, when I recently undertook this course the learning focus was this time on me and it felt good. Becoming a student again in a topic of choice is always a positive first step and I found it exciting & rewarding. Exciting for the vast technological options and supports you can use to support in the learning experience and rewarding for how it can enhance the learning experience within the classroom & online. The course was structured in such a way that I was constantly learning about new software & learning resources whilst being able to apply it to the fundamentals of adult learning. The lecturers were so supportive and at Level 8 empowered us to take the lead in our learning – either through navigating our way through the virtual learning environment or the effective learning resources provided. Come graduation day, I truly felt special. The feeling of achievement when putting on my graduation gown & hat and subsequently receiving my parchment will stay with me forever. Never underestimate how good a learning achievement can make you feel!


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