Course Code: 5N2396 / 5N1786

Course Delivery:

Part-Time


Qualifications

  • QQI Level 5 Special Needs Assisting (5N1789)
  • QQI Level 5 Children with Additional Needs (5N2396)

Progressive College's QQI Level 5 SNA Course Minor Award  is a qualification that will allow you to work as a special needs assistant in a variety of settings including Primary and Secondary schools. This QQI Level 5 SNA course consists of two component certificates. These are the QQI Level 5 Children with Additional Needs module and QQI level 5 Special Needs Assisting module. The course is designed to meet the training needs of those working or volunteering as a Special Needs Assistant.

The purpose of this course is to equip the learner with the competence to work effectively, under guidance, with children with additional needs. This course includes topics such as physical disabilities, specific and general learning disabilities, hearing and visual impairments, and medical conditions. This SNA course provides the learner with the knowledge and understanding of the context of special needs, associated issues, and approaches used.

You will attend class one evening a week from 6.30pm to 9.30pm for 15 evenings. This course offers flexibility that allows you to fit learning around your busy working and family life. The course also includes 6 recorded specific topic lectures.

Upon completing this course, you will hold a QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Special Needs Assisting, allowing you to work as a special needs assistant. This course is an essential introduction to the role of an SNA and theories in special needs education. This Level 5 SNA Course will prepare you for QQI Level 6 Minor award in special needs assisting, should you wish to further your studies.

Budget 2020 has allocated around €11 billion pumped into education, allowing the creation of 1,000 new Special Needs Assistant jobs in Ireland. Read more about the news here.

Course Fee Information:

WE ARE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENTS ON THIS COURSE

Pay In Full – €795

Pay In Instalments – €895

(€150 deposit & 2 monthly payments paid consecutively of €372.50 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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795.00

The purpose of this course is to equip the learner with the competence to work effectively, under guidance, with children with additional needs. This course includes topics such as physical disabilities, specific and general learning disabilities, hearing and visual impairments, and medical conditions.

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Course Content

During this Level 5 SNA Course, you will learn about development and learning in children with special needs and about the role of an SNA. You will learn about child development and behaviour theories and how a range of activities can promote physical, social, emotional and intellectual development in children with additional disabilities. You will develop the capacity to work and communicate effectively with parents, families, colleagues and other professionals to safeguard, support and promote children’s learning, development and well-being.

Modules of this course includes:

  • The Role of the Special Needs Assistant
  • Theories of Learning and Behaviour
  • Physical and Intellectual Disabilities
  • Communication and Language Disabilities
  • Child Protection
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Speech & Language Disorders
  • Assisting with toileting, feeding and general hygiene

All our tutors are highly qualified in their field and have a wealthy experience in the field of special needs education. Our tutors are extremely supportive to all learners who are new in their journey in the area of special needs assisting.

Requirements & Assessments

Requirements:

Minimum age is 17 Years. All learners must have a good standard of English.

Currently, the Department of Education and Science stipulates that all those gaining full-time employment in schools must have at least 3 passes at Junior Certificate or equivalent.

 

Assessments:

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 Cut-Off Starts Day Time Delivery
Artane Open for Enrolling 23rd Sept 2020 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Blackrock Open for Enrolling 23rd Sept 2020 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Castlebar Open for Enrolling 23rd Sept 2020 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Cavan Open for Enrolling 23rd Sept 2020 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Cork Bandon Open for Enrolling January 2021 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Cork Fermoy Open for Enrolling 23rd Sept 2020 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Cork Mahon Open for Enrolling 23rd Sept 2020 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Cork Wilton Open for Enrolling 15th Oct 2020 Thursday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Deansgrange Open for Enrolling January 2021 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Dublin 2 City Centre Open for Enrolling 23rd Sept 2020 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Dundrum Open for Enrolling January 2021 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Ennis Open for Enrolling 30th Sept 2020 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Galway Open for Enrolling January 2021 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Kilkenny Open for Enrolling January 2021 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Killarney Open for Enrolling January 2021 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Letterkenny Open for Enrolling 7th Oct 2020 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Limerick Open for Enrolling January 2021 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Mullingar Open for Enrolling January 2021 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Navan Open for Enrolling 23rd Sept 2020 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Nenagh Open for Enrolling January 2021 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Portlaoise Open for Enrolling 23rd Sept 2020 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Roscommon Open for Enrolling January 2021 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Sligo Open for Enrolling 23rd Sept 2020 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Tallaght Open for Enrolling 23rd Sept 2020 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Tralee Open for Enrolling 23rd Sept 2020 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Waterford Open for Enrolling January 2021 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Wexford Open for Enrolling January 2021 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Wicklow Open for Enrolling January 2021 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings

*Course includes 6 recorded lectures