Progressive College Launches Innovative Certificate in Special Education, the First QQI Accredited Special Purpose Award in Special Education Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Progressive College is delighted to announce the introduction of a groundbreaking Certificate in Special Education, setting a new standard as the first QQI Accredited Special Purpose Award in Special Education at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications. This Special Purpose Award is specifically designed for Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) who have achieved an...

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Kickstart Your Early Learning Career with Progressive College’s Certificate in Early Learning and Care, QQI Level 5 Major Award

Discover how Progressive College’s new programme, the Certificate in Early Learning and Care Level 5, can equip you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies to excel in the field of early learning and care. This comprehensive course offers practical training in providing holistic care and learning experiences for children from birth to six years,...

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Childcare Course – Everything You Need To Know about Becoming a Certified Daycare Provider

The Childcare Course is a Progressive College program that is designed to teach students the skills and knowledge needed to work in childcare. The course is QQI Accredited and internationally recognized Irish National Framework of Qualifications as one of the best programs in the country. Students learn how to provide care for children from birth...

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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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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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SNA Courses QQI Level 6 Accredited

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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SNA Help Children with Autism

How SNA Help Children With Autism

Special Needs Assistants (SNA) play an important role in helping children with autism and additional needs in 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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Healthcare Assistant at Progressive College doing rounds to patients

What Makes A Good Healthcare Assistant?

The work of a healthcare assistant is demanding yet very rewarding. A strong liking and passion to help others is a must.

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Healthcare Tutor at The College of Progressive Education

Tutor Testimonial – Steven Doyle

My name is Steven Doyle and I have been working as a Healthcare Tutor with The College of Progressive Education for the last 4 years now.

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