Education - Special Educational Needs

University College Cork


Course Name Education - Special Educational Needs
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code Circular 0009 2021
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters PgDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: September 2022.
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Deferrals are not permitted on this course due to the limited availability of places
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Duration 1 year Full-time.

Satisfactory attendance at lectures, workshops and seminars is required.
Course Fee Funded by the Dept. of Education & Skills
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Entry Requirements

a) Primary
Teachers will be required to forward a copy of their Registration Certificate or Confirmation of Registration letter from the Teaching Council when submitting their application form. If the "Education Sector(s)...


Expand+Course Practicalities
The course will run for the academic year September 2022/2023 from September 2022 to May 2023 and involves a total of eight weeks block release from school, four week-ends, distance learning, and supervised work in the teachers...

Course Content

Expand+The Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs is a full-time programme running for 9 months from the date of first registration for the programme designed for primary and post-primary teachers. You will be notified by the School of Education...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Students take 60 credits as follows:

ED6201 Special Educational Needs - School Organisation and Practice (10 credits)
ED6202 Assessment for and of Individual Pupil Learning and Attainment (10 credits)
ED6203 Curriculum Provision and Teaching Met...

Assessment Method

In order to be eligible for admission to the University Examination for the Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs, a candidate must have satisfactorily pursued the prescribed programme of study, and satisfactorily undertaken a...

Careers or Further Progression

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Programme Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Diploma in Special Educational Needs (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:
-Return to School or Centre, teac...

Further Enquiries Dr. Dan O' Sullivan
t: 021 4902959
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