SNA Training Courses

SNA Training- Special Needs Assistant Courses for over 30 Years

The School of Special Needs provides nationally accredited SNA Courses for those wishing to work as a Special Needs Assistant.

Special Needs Asistant Training Programmes

With the introduction of the SNA in schools, children are now able to fully meet their potential thanks to the additional support the SNA provides to children within their care. The faculty has been delivering training in this sector for twenty years. As educators we believe that it is only through education, knowledge and understanding that the SNA can ensure the child with special needs has the most positive learning experiences through developing both their confidence and independence. Our SNA courses have continually developed over this time ensuring that our SNA’s are equipped with the most comprehensive portfolio of skills in order to provide positive learning experiences for any child with a specific special need. Our tutors are highly qualified professionals who are extremely supportive to all our learners as they begin their new journey in the area of special needs assisting.

We look forward to supporting you in your further education.

Special Needs Assistants, SNA

Part Time SNA Courses

Many of our courses are available in Dublin, Cork & Galway and other locations nationwide

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What our students say about us

SNA Course Student Brenda Hoey I knew very quickly after the course commenced that I had made the right decision to gain qualifications in Special Needs Assisting.  Our Tutor was very engaging and the course materials are very comprehensive.  It was my first time back in a classroom situation for 20 years+ and it gave me a lot of confidence.

Brenda Hoey, SNA Tallaght


SNA Course Student Emma MurphyI have just completed the SNA course QQI level 5 and I have to say it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The course is made so accessible as it is only one evening a week and one Saturday a month.  As a working mother I still found between going to college and getting the course work done very achievable. I found the content of the course so interesting and found the tutor held my attention the entire time, the tutor I had was amazing!! I have now gone on to do the SNA QQI level 6 and still enjoying it. I would encourage anyone who is thinking of doing this course to just go for it because you won’t regret it.

Emma Murphy, SNA Knocklyon


SNA Course Student Roisin BegleyThe SNA course one of the best courses I have ever attended and my tutor has been excellent and very supportive throughout.  Also I must add that any time I had a question or query, everyone that answered my call in Dublin were so nice to deal with.

Roisin Begley, SNA Tralee