The Centre for Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity (CSENID) at St. Angela’s College provides a range of innovative, market responsive pre-undergraduate, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes as well as shorter professional development courses and standalone on-line blended learning modules in the area of special education and inclusion. Nationally, CSENID is the sole provider of the online Certificate in Special Educational Needs for Special Needs Assistants accredited at Level 7, and the sole provider of the Level 9 Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Special Educational Needs (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in partnership with the National Council for Special Education which is part-funded by the Department of Education (DoE). CSENID delivers the Postgraduate Diploma in Special Education at Level 9 which is fully funded by the (DoE). CSENID’s suite of blended learning modules at Level 9 include: Autism; Challenging Behaviour; Educational Research Methods; General Learning Disability; Inclusion for Learning; Literacy; Numeracy; Specific Learning Difficulties 1; and Specific Learning Difficulties 2. Through the pathways progression approach, CSENID offers the following: Masters of Arts in Special Education; Masters of Arts in Special Education (Autism Spectrum Disorder); Masters of Arts in Professional Studies in Special Education, and Masters of Arts in Specific Learning Difficulties. The work of CSENID also includes: Programme development and delivery; Research; and Resource development.

The work of CSENID involves:

  • Curriculum planning
  • Programme delivery
  • Research
  • Resource Development


CSENID offers the following programmes:

CSENID also offers a range of stand alone blended learning modules which include;