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Legal Issues in the Educational Setting

Legal issues in the educational setting
This module will address the legal issues that can face educators on a day to day basis - be it tort (including negligence, health and safety, occupier's liability, trespass, defamation and privacy), constitutional law (including the rights of the child and the right to education) and educationalrelated issues such as admissions, suspensions, expulsions and disclosures. This module aims to highlight legal issues confronting educators and to assist them to debate on legislation, theory and practice and to reflect on it in a critical and informed manner.

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/ 071 914 3580


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.

Enrolment and start dates

Intake: Normally, every second year.

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