Certificate in Holocaust Education 2019 – 2020

Certificate in Holocaust Education 2019 – 2020

Continuous Professional Development for teachers, educators, clergy and community workers.

A programme comprising 4 modules with a Special Purpose award at NFQ level 7 carrying 20 ECTS.

These modules can also be taken independently of the Certificate in Holocaust Education 2018 – 2019.

A Certificate in Holocaust Education providing in-depth tuition on the historical significance and contemporary resonance of the Holocaust. The programme provides participants with information, tools and skills to address this subject in their areas of work, and to develop pedagogic expertise to complement their knowledge. The programme is divided into four modules, all of which must be completed by participants who wish to attain the certificate.

Course Duration: 1 Year part-time, August 2019 – September 2020

  1. Teaching the Holocaust (Dublin): 12, 13 & 14 August 2019: Intensive 3 day summer programme for teachers that addresses the complex subject of the Holocaust and how to teach it in the classroom. This programme includes lectures, interactive seminars, workshops, material and resources presented by renowned international Holocaust educators.
  2. Learning from the Holocaust (Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau): 27 – 31 October 2019: 4 day study visit to Krakow and Auschwitz-Birkenau. In Poland seminars, tours and lectures are incorporated into the schedule. The programme is supported by 2 separate seminar days, one in preparation for the study visit and one on reflection afterwards (Saturday 13 October and Saturday 17 November).
  3. Irish Seminar at Yad Vashem International School (Jerusalem)  July 2020: 8 day programme for teachers at Yad Vashem International School for Holocaust Studies. The course is specially tailored for Irish teachers providing an in-depth exposure to the many facets of the Holocaust. The programme is supported by 2 separate seminar days, one in preparation for the study visit and one on reflection afterwards.
  4. Dissertation or special project: There are four assignments to be completed on this programme: two essays (2,000 words each), one field diary and one dissertation (5,000 words) or special project.

Who is eligible?

This Certificate in Holocaust Education is specifically designed for teachers who are working in schools. There is also scope for others to participate in the programme such as clergy, gardaí, museum and media educators, intercultural community workers, teacher-training instructors and teacher graduates.


The programme will be accredited as a Certificate in Holocaust Education by The Herzog Centre, Trinity College Dublin, standardised by the EU and acknowledged internationally.


This certificate in Holocaust Education will be administered by HETI in partnership with The Herzog centre, Trinity College Dublin.


The fee for undertaking the Certificate is €1,995 for registered teachers and is inclusive of all tuition, travel, hotel accommodation (per person sharing) and university registration. For other applicants who do not qualify for sponsorship, the fee is €2,995.

How to apply:

Applications should be made through HETI and applicants will be assessed by both Trinity College Dublin and HETI under the following criteria.

  • Pedagogical approach to teaching the Holocaust
  • Knowledge of the Holocaust – participants should be able to demonstrate a genuine commitment and interest in the subject
  • Innovative teaching approaches that could be brought to the field of Holocaust education
  • Specialist skills to develop interdisciplinary learning

Two signed hard copies and one electronic copy should be forwarded to the HETI office.

Please note this programme may qualify for the Teacher Refund scheme

For further information please contact the HETI office:

Tel: + 353 1 6690593

Email info@hetireland.org