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Master of Arts/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Specific Learning Difficulties
Level 8 Undergraduate Degree (H2.2) or equivalent. For students without the relevant academic qualification but with relevant previous experience, recognition for prior learning can be awarded.
Applications now being accepted for Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma and MA stages.
SLD1 and Literacy modules due to commence in October 2017 (with one Saturday workshop in October).
SLDII and Ed Research Methods doe to commence in January 2018 (with Saturday workshop in January).
Cost per module (Year 1): €900
Postgraduate Certificate: €1,800
Postgraduate Diploma: €3,600
MA (all modules over three years): €7,900
By application form - Closing date for applications is 17th May 2017. Due to the large volume of applications in recent months, it is strongly advised to apply as soon as you have decided on your preferred option as places will be awarded on a first come basis.
Commencing October 2017: SLD 1 or Literacy
The programme provides a post-graduate qualification for all professionals interested in the area of Specific Learning Difficulties.
The Centre for Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity at St. Angela’s College, Sligo has, in recent, years developed a number of online blended-learning options at postgraduate level for all professionals interested in the areas of Special Educational Needs (SEN). There are currently four modules to choose from in the area of Specific Learning Difficulties:
Module Aims and Progression
The aim of the modules is to provide substantial theoretical and practical continuing professional development for those interested in and/or working with learners with special educational needs (Further details on the individual modules are provided at the end of this document).
These standalone online blended learning modules involve e-tivities, discussion boards and face-to-face workshops and have a credit weighting of 15 ECTS. Modules are offered regularly over the academic year.
Completion of two modules from the suite of on-line blended learning modules listed above(30 ECTS) = Postgraduate Certificate
Completion of four modules from the suite of on-line blended learning modules listed above(60 ECTS) = Postgraduate Diploma
Participants may progress to Masters level on successful completion (an honours standard) of four modules from those listed above which must include the on-line blended learning module on Educational Research Methods.
A modular blended learning programme (which includes e-tivities, discussion boards and some face-to-face workshops) offered over two years.
Postgraduate Certificate students must complete two modules from the following three modules:
Specific Learning Difficulties 1 - Communication, Speech and Language Difficulties and Dyslexia
Specific Learning Difficulties 2 - Dyscalculia, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder
Postgraduate Diploma students must complete four from those listed below.
Modules Year 2 - both modules are core modules
Students commence Year 2 on 15th September 2017.
Continuous assessment will apply throughout the programme. It will combine coursework on relevant aspects of Special Educational Needs with e-tivities, discussion boards, portfolio/project-based learning, literature reviews and case studies, which will be carried out within an appropriate educational context during the academic year. The concept of the ‘reflective practitioner’ will be a basic criterion permeating all forms of assessment.
The programme attract a wide range of participants from a variety of settings, including:
Downloads & Other Information
|Semester 1 and 2 Application Forms|
|Postgraduate / Adult and Continuing Education Prospectus|
Centre for Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity
St. Angela's College,
Tel. 353 71 9195550/ 353 71 9195552