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Challenging Behaviour
Course Code: INT35
Entry Requirements:

If you have not undertaken fromal study for sometime and are concerned regarding your academic study and writing skills, you are strongly advised to undertake the access module (Academic Writing and Learning Skills Module - available through the Centre for Lifelong Learning) prior to attempting any stand alone module.

Applicants will normally:

A. Be a registered nurse on the register maintained by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.


B. Be registered on the appropriate professional register.


C. Be currently employed in health care either in: clinical practice/management/ research /education. Some modules may only be undertaken while working in a specific related area. This is specified in module descriptions.


A primary degree (min. 2.2) (health sciences related) or evidence of equivalent academic credits. Students who do not have the aforementioned will be required to provide evidence of their ability to study at post-graduate level.

D. Students whose first language is not English will require a degree of fluency in the English language. An overall score of 6.5 in the IELTS Exam ( for information on IELTS tests) is required.


  • Credits from stand alone modules can be accrued towards the award of Post Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing Studies/Professional Studies)
  • Many of our stand-alone modules are delivered through blended learning/e-learning allowing you the option of studying at your own pace in your own home
  • It is strongly recommended that you complete the Research Methods (Level 8) module before attempting the Evidence Based Practice Module

Module Dates:
4th Sept 2014 (Induction Day)
Saturday 11th October 2014.


Fees (euro):


Application Process:

Late applications may be accepted.

Download Application form and return to:

Mary Clarke 

Department of Nursing & Heath Studies

St Angela's College

 Lough Gill Sligo

 T: 071-91 35601


Next Intake:

September 2014.

Closing Date: 2014-08-20

Programme Overview

The aim of the module is to develop in students the competencies; knowledge and skills required for supporting people who present with behaviours that challenge. The module will include the following content:

  • Introduction to challenging behaviour
  • Introduction to the knowledge and skills required to identify the reasons for challenging behaviours.
  • Development of skills and knowledge required to design and implement proactive strategies for managing these behaviours.

This module is prepared in response to the developing trends in challenging behaviour practice nationally and internationally.

Blended Learning (elearning and College attendance)

Course work & participation in on-line discussions.
Examples of coursework include essays; literature reviews; development of posters; portfolios; group presentations.

Contact Details

Carmel Jennings
The Department of Nursing & Health Studies
St Angela’s College
Lough Gill
T: 071 91 35 618

FAQ – New Home Economics Programme

Why is the programme going from four to five years?
The programme is going from four to five years in keeping with Teaching Council recommendations in the areas of subject criteria and guidelines for Initial Teacher Education Programmes. Since 2014 all postgraduate teacher training programmes have become two years long, meaning the number of years of required study across the board has risen to five.

Will the student workload be lighter because of the longer duration?
The student work load will not change significantly.

What qualification will I have after completing the course?
The qualification will be a Professional Master of Education (PME) in Home Economics, NFQ Level 9. 

Can I graduate with a degree after four years and complete the Master of Education at a later date?
Yes. An Exit Award will be available at the end of Year 4.  This will be a BA (Education, Home Economics and Gaeilge or Religious Education or Biology or Economics).

Will I automatically progress into the Masters after the Undergraduate stage?
Students do not have to compete for a place in the fifth stage (Master of Education). However, students must reach the required standard of H2.2 after Stage 4 before they can progress into Stage 5.

Will I be qualified to teach after stage 4?
No, students must successfully complete Year 5, Professional Masters in Education (with Home Economics) to gain their teaching qualification recognised by the Teaching Council of Ireland.

What fees apply to the restructured programme?
The current Registration Fee of €2,750 will only be applicable to the first 4 years of the programme. It is our understanding, at this time, that students will be liable for fees in the 5th year as opposed to the State. The fee structure has yet to be negotiated and agreed with the Higher Education Authority. The Registration Fee (€2,750) does not apply to Postgraduate Fees. Fees have yet to be set but we expect them to be in the region of €4,000 for Year 5 of the programme.

What financial assistance will be available?
For the first four years financial assistance will be the same as for other undergraduate courses and details can be found at the following link.
Financial assistance for fees is available to eligible students during the postgraduate year of the course. However, maintenance payments are not available for postgraduate courses. Please see details at the following link.
The Student Assistance Fund is also available to assist students who are experiencing financial hardship.  Please see details at and

Will there still be alternative entry routes such as Mature, Access, HEAR, DARE ?
Yes. Contact will need to be made with St. Angela’s Access Officer Karen Kennedy at 071 9195575 or email

When will the restructured programme come into effect?
September  2015.

What is the breakdown per year of school placements?
BA 1st Year – 3 weeks – Mainstream Post-primary
BA 2nd Year – 4 weeks - Mainstream Post-primary
BA 3rd Year – 4 weeks - Mainstream Post-primary
BA 4th Year – 4 weeks - Mainstream Post-primary and Special Community and Further Education settings (which are recognised in accordance with Section 10 of the Education Act,1998)
PME – 10 weeks - Mainstream Post-primary

What will the programme be called on the CAO form?

  • AS001 Home Economics with Biology – Second Level Teaching
  • AS002 Home Economics with Religious Education – Second Level Teaching
  • AS003 Home Economics with Irish – Second Level Teaching
  • AS004 Home Economics with Economics – Second Level Teaching

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