Special Needs Assisting Course

Next Course begins 11th July 2022

SNA Course Dublin 2022

Course Information

The aim of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skills and competence in the practices and principles underpinning the role of a Special Needs Assistant to enable the learner to work effectively under direction in a special needs assisting capacity.

Satisfactory completion of this module aims at assisting learners’ in obtaining a standalone certification in the QQI minor award of Special Needs Assisting 5N1786 at Level 5 while also assisting in their continued progress to attain further higher vocational qualifications, especially the Level 5 Major Award of Community Health Services 5M4468.

The aim of this award is to equip the learner with the relevant knowledge, skills and competence in the practices and principles underpinning the role of a Special Needs Assistant to enable the learner to work effectively under direction in a special needs assisting capacity.

Satisfactory completion of this module aims at assisting learners’ in obtaining a standalone certification in the QQI minor award of Special Needs Assisting 5N1786 at Level 5 while also assisting in their continued progress to attain further higher vocational qualifications, especially the Level 5 Major Award of Community Health Services 5M4468.

To book a place on this course please call 01-6233269 or email news@ceeds.ie

Course Content

The main objectives of this programme for the learners are:

Explore the role and responsibilities, qualities and skills of the Special Needs Assistant (SNA)
Examine the relevant legislation in relation to disability
Explore the rights of children with disabilities in relation to personal autonomy, participation, and decision-making
Relate effectively and appropriately to children who present with additional needs
To enable the learner to select and apply care routines in feeding, toileting, and general hygiene
Maintain appropriate relationships with children, parents, primary carers, teachers and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.
To assist the learner in working effectively with children who present with disabilities under the direction of the classroom teacher
Assist children with disabilities in a range of activities, ensuring equality of opportunity through working in a safe and professional manner
Reflect on personal practice working with children, their parents or guardians and colleagues ensuring that children’s individuality is promoted and that their needs are met. (see Aistear/Siolta guidelines from birth to 6 years).

Course Details:

Entry requirements: QQI Level 4 certificate or equivalent Qualifications and / or relevant life and work experience.

Cost: €250*

Qualification: QQI Level 5

Course code: 5N1786

Assessment: Learner Record 40% Skills Demonstration 60%

*QQI Certification fees may apply

Important Information

The course sessions will be available as soon as the participant logs in to their account with the email address and password that will be emailed to them prior to the scheduled start date.
Please login and view the course material, sessions 1 & 2 as soon as you receive your login details. The course hours are flexible, and the sessions must be reviewed prior to your live tutorials as scheduled. before each weekly live tutorials (Google Meet), These live tutorials will be once a week. Please view the course schedule for live tutorial dates and times. The links for these live Google Meet tutorials can only be accessed through the google classroom stream.
Please ensure you have or can procure the technical requirements for online courses, including a laptop with a functioning webcam and a good internet connection.