Course Description

FETAC Level 5 Intellectual Disability Practice

Waterford College of Further Education

Course Description

This course prepares students to work as a Special Needs Assistant in pre-school and primary school settings.  It is suitable for both school-leavers and for experienced mature persons seeking a formal qualification.


FETAC National Vocational Certificate Level 5 – Intellectual Disability Practice (5M1761)

Course Content

• Intellectual Disability Studies

• Empowering the Individual

• Community Inclusion

• Work Experience

• Communications

• Facilitating Learning

• Understanding Special Needs

• Human Growth and Development

• Occupational First Aid

• Patient Manual Lifting and Handling


All students are required to carry out a first aid course as part of their studies the cost of which is included in the course fee.


Waterford City, Waterford, Ireland
Course Code 5M1761
College Name Waterford College of Further Education
Course Category Education, Special Needs Assistant Training
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Waterford City, Waterford, Ireland
Course Start Date 2nd October 2017
Course Fee €385 per module to a total cost of 8 modules, plus €250 fee for occupational first aid course.
Course Duration 2 years
Course Times Monday and Wednesday evenings 6.30pm – 9.30pm
Awarding Body QQI
Career Path The full QQI Level 5 award facilitates entry, on a competitive basis, to a range of third level institutions nationwide. Further details are available from the relevant institutions.
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Course Provider

Waterford College of Further Education

051 870136
Admissions Office, Waterford city Ireland, Waterford, Republic of Ireland

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