Why choose the Early Childhood Education and Care Degree?

‘The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.’ This poem from William Ross Wallace reminds us of the power of a mother as she influences her child’s development. The science of brain development shows a clear connection between positive early experiences and later success in life. But it is not...

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QQI Level 6 Special Needs Assisting

Special Needs Assistant

My online training as an Special Needs Assistant (SNA) at Progressive College in Ireland, in-conjunction with Amicus school in Kenya has really impacted me as a person. I was thrilled by the course outline and the quality of the contents. The material provided was very satisfactory and challenging. I would also like to thank my...

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How the SNA facilitates Movement and Sensory Breaks.

What are Movement and Sensory Breaks? Movement and sensory breaks may be conducted together or individually, and sometimes these terms are used interchangeably however movement and sensory breaks are two different things and it is important that we are aware of what each type of break entails.  Movement breaks often take place inside the classroom...

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childcare

How to become a Childcare (ECCE) Worker

Our Level 5 Childcare Course at Progressive College is designed to equip the learners with the knowledge, skills and competencies to work independently and under supervision in a range of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) settings

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QQI Level 5 Children with Additional Needs

More SNA’s to be hired in 2022 – Train to be an SNA with Progressive College

The Education Budget for 2022 will be €9.2B. The budget will allow for the creation of 1,165 additional special needs assistants, bringing the overall number to 19,200 at a cost of €12m

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How To Become An SNA

How To Become An SNA

As the name suggests, an SNA is someone who assists children with special needs. The primary duty of an SNA is to provide support for children with disabilities or additional needs.

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