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Minors Vulnerable Adults & the Law

Module Details
Minors/ Vulnerable Adults and the Law
The legal duties placed on educators and schools, with regard to minors/ vulnerable adults under their care, are onerous.

This module aims to provide an overview of the rights minors enjoy and the responsibilities of those in educational settings towards them.

The module will examine areas such as the rights of the family, including the non-conventional family; child protection and welfare; educational rights; wardship for vulnerable adults and the asylum process.

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.

Duration

1 Semester (12 weeks).

Number of credits

15

Further enquiries

Education Department
St. Angela’s College
Lough Gill Sligo

T: 071 919 5550/ 071/ 580
E: education@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

Comment

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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