Course Code: 5N1786

Course Delivery:

This course is delivered fully online and can be started anytime. Students will typically study through self-directed learning, peer to peer engagement facilitated by the college and some face-to-face sessions. Online support from Tutors and our Programme Support Team is facilitated through phone, email and live chat.


QQI Level 5 Special Needs Assisting  / 5N1786

QQI Level 5 Children with Additional Needs  / 5N2396

Course Fee Information:

Pay In Full - €495

Pay In Installments - €600

(€300 deposit & 1 instalments paid  of €300 starting when the course begins)

The course fee is already inclusive all documentation, lecturing, learner registration, and QQI certification fees. There are no other fees to pay.



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Entry Requirements:


No prior skills, knowledge or competence in the award subject matter will be required of the learner for successful entry to the programme; but learners will be expected to have a minimum of Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate standard of education or equivalent and/or experience.  Proficiency in English language is required, together with a strong interest in (subject).
Learners whose first language is not English will be required to provide proof of proficiency in the English language through satisfactory performance on an internationally recognised test (e.g. IELTS 5.5) or other similar English Language qualifications.

Progressive College are committed to providing equal access to education and equal opportunities for mature students (23 years +).  Mature applicants do not need to match school-leavers in terms of academic achievement, provided there is evidence of the ability to pursue and benefit from the course, but candidates must be 23 years of age or over on the 1st January of the year of entry to their programme of study.  Mature students must also have proficiency in the English language.

Assessment / Examinations:

Continuous Assessment

You will be required to complete 30 hours of work experience. This will give you hands-on practical experience and enhance your overall learning experience. You will be required to secure your own work placement and to be garda vetted.

Location & date:

Location Start Delivery Access
Anywhere Anytime Online 9 Months to Complete