Course Code: 5N1786 / 5N2396 / 6N1957

Course Delivery:

This course is delivered fully online and can be started anytime.

As per QQI requirements, if you wish to use previously achieved modules to complete your Major Award, then they must have been achieved within the last five years.  You must provide the College with copies of these certificates in order to go forward for certification once you have completed your programme of training with us.


Qualifications:

This course consists of three component certificates:

Progressive College QQI Level 5 & Level 6 Minor Award Special Needs Assisting Course is a qualification that will allow you to work as a special needs assistant.

This combined SNA Online course consists of three modules: Special Needs Assisting (Level 5 5N1786), Children with Additional Needs (Level 5 5N2396), and Special Needs Assisting (Level 6 6N1957).

This course provides the learner with an in-depth understanding of children with additional needs, the role of a special needs assistant, and Irish Legislation.

Completing this SNA course will ensure you gain valuable insight from all three modules which makes you stand out when seeking employment. Upon completing this course, you will hold a QQI Level 5 & Level 6 Minor Award in Special Needs Assisting enabling you to work as a special needs assistant.

Course Fee Information:

WE ARE OPEN FOR ENROLLMENTS ON THIS COURSE

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Pay In Full  €699

Pay In Installments –  €860

(€215 deposit & 3 monthly instalments paid consecutively of €215)

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Course Content

During this 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. Learners will also explore different activities that promote physical, social, emotional and intellectual development in children with a variety of disabilities. This course will explore the role of the Multi-Disciplinary Teams to ensue integration, inclusion, and equal opportunities. This SNA Online Course also includes an overview of the primary and secondary school curriculum.

Modules of this course includes:

  • Record Keeping
  • Disability Awareness
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Integration and Inclusion
  • Irish Legislation – EPSEN Act
  • Individual Education Plans (IEP’s)
  • Educational Provisions
  • Drama, Music
  • General Learning Difficulties

All our tutors are highly qualified in their field and have considerable 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.

Entry Requirements & Assessments

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.

 

Assessments

You will be required to complete 60 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.

Alternative assessments are in place to facilitate students who are unable to find placement due to current L5 COVID19 restrictions.

 

Location & date:

Location Start Delivery Access
Anywhere Anytime Online 9 Months to Complete