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Issues & Skills in Pastoral Care / Chaplaincy Studies

Issues and Skills in Pastoral Care/Chaplaincy Studies:
The Education Act (1998) obliges schools to "promote the moral, spiritual and personal development of students". This module provides participants with an opportunity to assist in the realisation of these objectives. The module explores approaches to spirituality appropriate to adolescents/youth and addresses key issues of ethical formation. It also develops skills for appropriate celebration of rituals, prayer and liturgy in the school/educational community context and assist the school/educational community both in times of crisis and in times of celebration.

Entry requirements

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.


1 Semester (12 weeks).

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Education Department
St. Angela's College
Lough Gill Sligo

T: 071 919 5550/ 071 9143580


Stand Alone Modules Level 9
Module Structure
All on-line modules have a weighting of 15 ECTS. All modules are completed within one semester.

Students may wish to exit with one standalone module or Postgraduate Certificate (completion of two modules or 30 ECTS), Postgraduate Diploma (completion of four modules or 60 ECTS).

Participants may also progress to MA level on successful completion of three modules or 45 ECTS.

Assessment method

Module Assessment
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.

Application date

Application form online

Enrolment and start dates

Intake: Normally, every second year.

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