Special Needs Assistant (SNA)

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SNA Training Course – November 2020 at CEEDS Clondalkin

SNA Course – February 2021 at CEEDS Clondalkin

Brief Course Outline & Details

  • This course will be run by CEEDS in association with NCU Training and will take place in CEEDS Training Centre Clondalkin.
  • The aim of this course is to equip the learner with the skills and knowledge in the practices and principles in the role of a Special Needs Assistant. Satisfactory completion of this module can be used as a standalone certificate or to assist learners aiming for higher qualifications, especially the Major Award of Community Health Services QQI Level 5 (5M4468)
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Course Content

  • To explore the role, qualities and skills of the SNA
  • Examine the relevant legislation in relation to disability
  • To relate appropriately to children with additional needs
  • To enable the learner to apply care routines in feeding, toileting and general hygiene
  • To maintain relationships with children, parents, carers and other members of the multi-disciplinary team


Learner Record 40%, Skills Demonstration 60%


150 hours tutor led training self-directed. The course will be 4 full days, 1 day a week for 4 weeks.

Start date (Course 1): 25th August 2020 (COURSE FULL)

Start date (Course 2): February 2021 (Schedule TBC)

Start time 9.15AM – 4.00PM

Cost: €250* Funding options may be available for eligible Applicants

Entry Requirements

Leaving certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experience. Participants must speak and work in English at a standard appropriate to the course content.

NCU Certification fee is not included in the total cost of the course, Medical cardholders, People in receipt of a DSP payment payments are generally exempt from QQI Fees.