Home Economics - Professional Diploma in Education - Sligo St. Angela's

ATU - Sligo St. Angela's

Home Economics - Professional Diploma in Education - Sligo St. Angela's

Study Hours
20 hours of total student effort is recommended per credit. Total student effort comprises contact hours, tutor directed study and independent study

Who should apply?
This programme is suitable for fully registered teachers of other post-primary subjects who have an interest in and passion for Home Economics. The part-time scheduling of this programme allows applicants to qualify as a Home Economics teacher while maintaining their current teaching position, with the support of their school.

Subjects taught

Food Studies
Introduction to Textiles and Design
Family Resource Management and Consumer Empowerment
Philosophical Perspectives of Home Economics
Food Microbiology, Processing and Preservation
Food Studies: Food Science and Nutrition
Family Resource Management:
The Family
Family Resource Management:
The Family Home - Interior and Textiles Design
Textiles, Fashion and Design
Nutritional and Sensory Sciences
Home Economics Practice in Everyday Life
Home Economics Specific
Pedagogy (including Microteaching)
Home Economics Education (including School Placement)
Food Quality, Nutrition and Health
Family Resource Management:
Family and Society

Entry requirements

Applicants must be fully registered as a teacher with the Teaching Council of Ireland at the time of application and hold a Level 8 Honours Degree including a recognised post primary teaching qualification. Applicants who have a shortfall in their registration status as a Home Economics teacher with the Teaching Council of Ireland may also apply for programme entry.


2 Years Part Time

On-Campus Attendance
One day per week (Fridays) on-campus at the St. Angela’s Campus

Post Course Info

Further Education
Professional Diploma in Education graduates may pursue further study opportunities with St. Angela's College or Atlantic Technological University in a range of areas related to Home Economics / Education.

Career Opportunities
This is a professional programme which offers you the opportunity of immediate employment upon graduation as a post primary teacher of Home Economics.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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