Course Code: 5N2396 / 5N1786

Course Delivery:

Part-Time

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

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 – €900

(€450 deposit & 1 monthly payment paid consecutively of €450 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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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

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:

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 16/02/2022 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Blackrock Open for Enrolling 16/02/2022 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Ennis Open for Enrolling 16/02/2022 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Castlebar Open for Enrolling 16/02/2022 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Cavan Open for Enrolling 16/02/2022 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Cork Mahon Open for Enrolling 16/02/2022 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Cork Wilton Open for Enrolling 16/02/2022 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Cork Fermoy Open for Enrolling 16/02/2022 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Dublin 2 City Centre Open for Enrolling 16/02/2022 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Galway Open for Enrolling 16/02/2022 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Kilkenny Open for Enrolling 16/02/2022 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Letterkenny Open for Enrolling 16/02/2022 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Navan Open for Enrolling 16/02/2022 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Sligo Open for Enrolling 16/02/2022 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Tallaght Open for Enrolling 16/02/2022 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Tralee Open for Enrolling 16/02/2022 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings
Wicklow Open for Enrolling 16/02/2022 Wednesday 6.30pm-9.30pm 15 Evenings

*Course includes 6 recorded lectures