The National Forum has co-ordinated an important national initiative aligned to the PDF. A suite of open-access professional development programmes has been developed by collaborating teams of academics across the sector, offered as non-accredited professional development opportunities for all who teach in Irish higher education.

Participants who complete a programme can gain recognition for the development of particular skills and knowledge sets relevant to their teaching and learning practice by claiming a digital badge through the National Forum’s digital badge system. These open-access programmes support staff mobility and transfer across the Irish higher education sector.

Facilitating National Forum Professional Development Digital Badge Programmes