Diarmuid Breathnach

Director of Academic Affairs

Diarmuid is an education professional with over 15 years’ experience leading the education functions of postgraduate and professional qualification. He worked with Chartered Accountants Ireland and leading Irish universities to develop and oversee the ACA programme—Ireland’s premier business qualification. He joined the iheed team in 2017.

Diarmuid has significant experience in working with subject matter experts on curriculum design, learning materials, programme design and assessment methodologies, ensuring learning outcomes are linked to organisational competencies and that programmes are directly relevant to contemporary industry needs.

As part of the education design process, Diarmuid places strong focus on quality assurance and control and brings expertise in accreditation processes to each project, ensuring strong school management, which maximises the impact of education across the entire learner body. He understands the complexity of different international accreditations and draws upon an intimate understanding of quality peer review processes to help our clients plan and prepare accreditation applications.

Diarmuid has extensive project management and change management experience. Following his undergraduate degree, Diarmuid attained a Masters in Organisational Psychology with Dublin City University, where he graduated second in his class. He has also undertaken various other qualifications in education, assessment, training and development.

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