Course Description

Course Title : Special Needs Assistant (SNA) Course Level 6

Kinsale College

Special Needs Assistant.

This Special Needs Assistant course will equip the learner with the skills, knowledge and competence required to work with children in a classroom setting. Through work experience, the learner will gain hands on experience through which they will be able to apply theory to everyday tasks. The course is designed to enable learners to work effectively as Special Needs Assistants and gain an understanding of the skills required to ensure children are working to become an independent learner. They will learn to work under the direction of the teacher and work as part of the multidisciplinary team.

In addition, students will be required to take 120 hours of work placement in a relevant accredited child setting. The college will help participants in picking suitable placements.

Graduates from this course may apply to the following colleges:

  • Early Childhood Studies UCC
  • Early Childhood Care and Education CIT
  • Social Care CIT
  • Early Childhood Studies Carlow IT
  • Early Childhood Studies Mary Immaculate College, Limerick Early Childhood Care and Education Tralee

Career opportunities include:

  • Pre-Schools
  • Early Start Centres
  • Day Care
  • Family Centres
  • Private Homes
  • Primary Schools (As Special Needs Assistants)Working with adults and children with special needs

Course Code 6M2007
College Name Kinsale College
Course Category Education, Special Needs Assistant Training
Course Location Bandon, Cork, Ireland
Course Start Date 3rd September 2018
Course Duration 1 year
Course Times Timetables vary from year to year please contact the college directly for detailed timetable information
Entry Requirements -For entry to Level 6, a full QQI Level 5 in a complementary area is required. -All applicants will be required to attend an interview. -An offer of a place on this course means the applicant has met the minimum entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview.
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