SNA Courses and Training Programmes

Fully Online SNA Courses – Start Anytime

  • SNA Online Course
    Special Needs Assistant Online Combined – QQI Level 5 & 6 – SPECIAL OFFER
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    650.00
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    QQI Level 5 Special Needs Assistant Combined Online
    495.00
  • special needs assistant courses level 6
    QQI Level 6 Special Needs Assisting Online
    295.00
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    QQI Level 5 Children with Additional Needs Online
    270.00
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    QQI Level 5 Special Needs Assisting Online
    270.00

Blended Online SNA Courses – February/March 2021

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    QQI Combined Level 5 & 6 Special Needs Assistant Training (Blended Online)
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    650.00
  • Special Needs Assistant Courses Online
    QQI Level 5 Special Needs Assistant Training (Blended Online) – Combined Course
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    495.00
  • SNA Online Course Level 6 delivered by Progressive College
    QQI Level 6 Special Needs Assistant Course (Blended Online) – Single Minor Award
    295.00
  • Special Needs Courses QQI Level 5 Blended Online
    QQI Level 5 Children with Additional Needs (Blended Online) – Single Minor Award
    270.00
  • Special Needs Assistant QQI Level 5
    QQI Level 5 Special Needs Assistant (Blended Online) – Single Minor Award
    270.00

Part-Time Classroom SNA Courses – March 2021

  • Special Needs Assistant Courses Ireland
    QQI Combined Level 5 & 6 Special Needs Assistant Course (Part-Time)
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    950.00
  • SNA Courses Ireland The Collge of Progressive Education
    QQI Level 5 Special Needs Assistant Training (Part-Time)
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    795.00
  • Special Needs Courses Online QQI Level 6
    QQI Level 6 Therapeutic Play Skills (Part-Time)
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    795.00
  • SNA Course Level 6 QQI Accredited
    QQI Level 6 Special Needs Assistant Training (Part-Time)
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    495.00

Intensive SNA Courses

  • SNA Courses Level 6
    QQI Level 6 Special Needs Assistant Training (Intensive)
    345.00
  • Special Needs Assistant Training Online
    QQI Level 5 Special Needs Assistant Training (Intensive)
    345.00

Special Needs Assistant (SNA) Courses – QQI Level 5 & 6

Our accredited QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs Assistant (SNA) Courses offers flexibility, perfect for those wishing to work as a Special Needs Assistant.

Our faculty has been delivering SNA courses and training in this sector for twenty years. Our QQI accredited SNA courses are for those interested in gaining knowledge or pursuing a career in Special Needs Education.

Progressive College’s QQI Level 5 & 6 SNA courses are a qualification that will allow you to work as a special needs assistant. For example, this can be in hospitals, care homes, and primary and secondary schools.

Our courses offer one-on-one tutor support. We promise our students accessible and affordable courses. Furthermore, you can choose between classroom-based courses or online for greater flexibility.

With the introduction of the special needs assistants in schools, the children are now able to meet their full potential. This is due to the additional support the special needs assistant can provide to students within their care. As a result, we believe that only proper education results to the most positive learning experiences. This can be done by developing the SNA’s confidence and independence.

Budget 2021 has allocated €2 billion to special needs education. This has resulted in the creation of 990 additional SNA posts, bringing the whole time equivalent (WTE) number of SNA posts to 18,000 for the 2021/22 school term. Read more about the news here.


What does a Special Needs Assistant (SNA) Do?

SNAs play an important role in assisting the teacher. They support students with special educational needs who have significant care needs. Moreover, they are allocated to the school and work under the direction of the principal/teachers.


Why choose our SNA course?

This QQI Level 5 & 6 SNA qualification courses provides you with a chance to learn from experts in special needs education. Additionally, our tutors provide the course unparalleled insights with the depth of their experience and passion for teaching. Progressive College’s special needs course allows students to understand how to support children with learning, physical, or behavioural needs.

Our SNA courses have developed over time to fit changing needs. So, we ensure our graduates have the most comprehensive skills. Our goal is to provide positive learning experiences for any child with special needs. With the introduction of the SNA in schools, children can now fully meet their potential. This is thanks to the additional support the SNA provides to children within their care.


Who will you learn from?

Our faculty has been delivering training and courses in the SNA sector for over twenty years. In effect, you receive great quality alongside a positive learning experience.

All of our tutors are qualified in their field and have a wealth of experience in the sector. Above all, they are passionate about the benefits a special needs assistant can provide on a child’s development. Our tutors are eager to share their knowledge and experience with you.


What are the expected learning outcomes of this course?

By the end of this SNA Course, learners should be able to do the following:

  1. Explore and understand the roles and responsibilities of the Special Needs Assistant
  2. Examine relevant theories, skills, and processes relevant to curriculum implementation
  3. Examine relevant legislation in relation to disability
  4. Relate effectively and appropriately to children who present with additional needs
  5. Organise learning opportunities in order to promote independence and responsibility
  6. Work effectively with children who present with disabilities under the direction of the classroom teacher
  7. Assist children with disabilities in a range of activities
  8. Assess the various educational options available in Ireland for people with special educational needs

Who will recognise this qualification?

After completing our courses, you will hold a QQI accredited award in Special Needs Assisting. This allows you to work as an SNA. Consequently, this course is an essential introduction to the role of an SNA. The course includes the different theories in special needs education that will prepare you for your work or further studies.