Specific Learning Difficulties - Sligo St. Angela's

ATU - Sligo St. Angela's

Specific Learning Difficulties - Sligo St. Angela's

Study Hours
Each 15 credit module holds a total student effort of 300 hours. Total student effort comprises contact hours, tutor directed study and independent study.

Who should apply?
This programme is suitable for a wide variety of participants including teachers, graduates, qualified teachers seeking employment, HSE employees, principals, managers, inspectors, and others in the education sector, including psychologists, tutors, occupational therapists, and caregivers and family members of learners with special educational needs.

Subjects taught

Educational Research Methods
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

Entry requirements

Applicants require a Level 8 undergraduate degree (H2.2) or equivalent. For students without the relevant academic qualification but with relevant previous experience, Recognition of Prior Learning can be awarded


2 Years Part Time

On-Campus Attendance
The modules will include a one-day workshop which may be delivered online or face-to-face

Post Course Info

Further Education
Participants may progress to Masters level on successful completion of three modules which must include the online blended learning module: Educational Research Methods. The exit award will be a Master of Arts in Specific Learning Difficulties.

Career Opportunities
The modules attract a wide range of participants from a variety of settings, including:

Classroom teachers
Graduates who wish to do a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and are awaiting a place on the programme
Qualified teachers who are seeking full-time employment
Employees within the Health Service Executive who work with learners with Special Educational Needs
Principals, managers and Department Inspectorate
Employees and Managers within Early Childhood Education sector
Classroom assistants (including cuntóirí teanga)
Educational Psychologists
Learning Support Tutors
Speech and Language Therapists
Occupational Therapists
Parents and Family Members involved in the care of learners with special educational needs
Any others involved in the training or educational needs of learners with special educational needs

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Blended,Part time

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