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Stand Alone On-Line Blended Learning Modules • Level 9

Module Content & Structure
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.

These standalone on-line blended learning modules involve e-tivities, discussion boards and face-to-face workshops. All on-line modules have a weighting of 15 ECTS. Modules are offered regularly over the academic year. All modules are completed within one semester (i.e. 12 weeks). Completion of two modules from the suite of on-line blended learning modules (30 ECTS) = Postgraduate Certificate.

Completion of four modules from the suite of on-line blended learning modules (60 ECTS) = Postgraduate Diploma.

Participants may progress to Masters level on successful completion of three modules from those listed below which must include the online blended learning module on Educational Research Methods.

Module Description
This module aims to provide a thorough understanding of the concept of numeracy. It will enable the participants to have an in-depth knowledge of assessment procedures, both formal and informal, with regard to numeracy, and to critically appraise appropriate teaching and learning numeracy strategies and approaches.

It will also enable participants to gain insights into the implications of learning difficulties with regard to numeracy, with a specific emphasis on dyscalculia.

In addition, it will enable participants to explore the importance of numeracy in the development of a broad and balanced curriculum, to demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of adaptive reasoning and to critically reflect on factors which influence productive disposition with regard to numeracy.

Entry requirements

Level 8 Undergraduate Degree or equivalent. For students without the relevant academic qualification but with relevant previous experience, recognition for prior learning can be awarded.


1 semester.

Number of credits

30 ECTS - Postgraduate Certificate
60 ECTS - Postgraduate Diploma

Further enquiries

Centre for Special Educational Needs,
Inclusion and Diversity
Education Department
St. Angela's College
Lough Gill Sligo

T: 071 9195552/071 9143580

Assessment method

Assessment is continuous, with each module assessed independently through e-tivities, discussion boards and a written assignment or equivalent.

For those who opt not to be assessed, participants may audit a module or modules and receive a Certificate of Attendance from the Centre for Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity.

Application date

Application form online

Enrolment and start dates

Twice Annually (October and January)

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