Special Needs Assistant (SNA) Course – March 2020

Start date: 19th March 2020

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)

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

Assessment

Learner Record 40%, Skills Demonstration 60%

Times/Schedule

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

Start date: Thursday 19th March 2020 – Finish date: Thursday 9th April 2020

Start time 9.15am (sharp) -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 SWA payments are exempt.