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Inclusion of Learners with Special Educational Needs (Spring)

School Management


This course will help teachers to develop the skills and competencies required in response to the increasing demands of inclusive educational policy and practice in Ireland. Teachers will be given the opportunity to reflect on their professional role in relation to inclusion and supporting all learners in their classroom. They will enhance their knowledge, skills and competencies in key areas of inclusive and special educational provision and planning, while exploring evidence-based strategies and approaches that enhance outcomes for learners with special educational needs.

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  • Teresa McHale

    Teresa McHale

    The Hibernia College Continuing Professional Development (CPD) team is headed up by Teresa Mc Hale, Director of CPD. A primary school teacher, specialising in teaching pupils with ASD, Teresa taught in mainstream and special education settings for over twenty five years before taking up her position at Hibernia College in 2007. Our team also consists of CPD administration, a highly-dedicated IT Support team, a team of experienced online tutors and our Learning and Design team.


The key topics of this course are:

  • Inclusion and Special Education Needs: Legislation, Policy and Provision
  • Specific Learning Disabilities and Speech & Language Difficulties
  • General Learning Disabilities and Down’s Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavioural, Emotional, Social Difficulties



The objectives of this course are to:

  • Explore the concept of inclusion and the inclusive school.
  • Examine the literature in relation to inclusion and special education.
  • Explore the legislative and policy framework that underpins inclusivity in schools.
  • Examine the categories of special educational needs.
  • Gain an understanding of the practices and approaches that embrace diversity and inclusion and enhance outcomes for learners.
  • Examine the importance of working with parent(s)/guardians(s) and other professionals to meet the individual needs of the child or young person with additional needs.


  • QQI Accredited

    Hibernia College is a QQI accredited online college offering quality assured blended and online education programmes.

  • Technical Support

    A dedicated Technical Support team is available to answer all your queries, either by telephone on (098) 28382 or by e-mailing

  • Course Commencement

    Courses commence on Monday, 1 February 2021 and must be completed by Friday, 21 May 2021 at 17:00. You can study your course anytime between these dates.

  • College Faculty

    Expert tutors available to lead your learning, stimulate & guide discussion and answer your questions.

  • Help and FAQs

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New Course Rates

Enrol on any course for €70

2 Course Bundle

Enrol on any 2 courses for a special rate of €130.

3 Course Bundle

Enrol on any 3 courses for a special rate of €180.


Special course enrolment fee available for all graduates of the Hibernia College Teacher Education programmes.

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