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 NFQ Level 6 award in Special Needs Assisting and are eager to advance their knowledge and skills in the field. In addition, applicants demonstrating appropriate qualifications and substantiated work experience in a related field will undergo evaluation for course admission through the College’s RPL process.

“The Special Purpose Certificate in Special Education represents a transformative step forward in our educational offerings. As the first QQI Accredited Special Purpose Award in Special Education at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications, this course reflects our dedication to providing high-quality, accredited education that meets the evolving needs of the industry. This programme has been designed to empower Special Needs Assistants with the advanced skills and knowledge needed to address the diverse learning needs of individuals.” said Karen Higgins. Academic Director of Progressive College.

The programme promises a comprehensive exploration of advanced competencies in addressing the unique requirements of individuals with diverse learning abilities. Building on a foundation in special education, the Certificate in Special Education blends theoretical knowledge with practical applications, allowing participants to delve into the latest research, strategies, and interventions in Special Education.

Applications for the Certificate in Special Education are now open, and Progressive College encourages interested candidates to explore this historic opportunity to advance their careers and contribute meaningfully to the inclusive education landscape. For more information about the Certificate in Special Education, please click here