Special Needs Assisting Online

SNA Course Online

SNA Course – Online – November 2020

Begins 23rd November 2020
QQI Level 5 Qualification
Price: €250* (QQI Certification fee €20)
To book – email news@ceeds.ie or call 01-6233629
*All learners who had enrolled for our Classroom SNA Course which was scheduled to begin on 2nd November 2020 and have paid their Course fee in full will have the option to complete the Online Course on request.

Course details

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

Course requirements

Learners must have access to a Laptop Computer or Desktop Computer with a broadband internet connection. There will be a mandatory course induction on 23rd November at 10.00AM The tutor will explain the login and how to use the Google Classroom app. The 7 Course tutorials will be delivered through Google Meet. Each tutorial is usually 1-hour duration and will be recorded for people who were unable to attend the live meet.
The tutor will arrange suitable times with the group for the tutorials at the class induction. The rest of the course can be completed in the learner’s own time, whether it be during the day or evening time.


Learner Record 40%, Skills Demonstration 60%


Begins 23rd November – learners must attend a mandatory induction with the Course Tutor on 23rd November at 10.00AM

Cost: €250*

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 DSP payments are generally exempt.