Course Description

QQI Level 5 Special Needs Assistant – Part Time Evening

Portobello Institute



Are you interested in Special Needs Assistant? This part time course is suited to anyone who has an interest in Special Needs Education, whether to pursue it as a career or use the knowledge for personal or family reasons. Portobello Institute’s QQI Level 5 Minor Award Special Needs Assisting is a qualification that will allow you to work as a special needs assistant in schools, hospitals and care homes. During this 3-month course you will acquire not only knowledge but empathy and understanding crucial to your future role as support to persons needing assistance in their learning. You will attend class one evening a week allowing you to fit learning around your busy working and family life. You will also be required to complete 20 hours of work experience enabling you to get practical experience to compliment your studies. These factors, together with the one to one tutorial support, offer you a course that is accessible, affordable and achievable.

Special needs assistants play an important role in supporting those with learning, physical or behavioural difficulties. The role of an SNA in the classroom involves assisting the teacher to support students with special educational needs who may also have significant care needs. Through education, knowledge and understanding an SNA can ensure that a child with special needs experiences a positive learning experience developing their confidence and independence.

Portobello Institute’s QQI level 5 Minor Award in Special Needs Assisting gives you the opportunity to learn from a range of experts all of whom are passionate about the field of special needs education. They bring their insight, depth of experience and passion for teaching to this course. Portobello Institute’s Special need course will learn to support and understand the process by which a child with learning, physical or behavioural needs learns. This qualification will allow you to work alongside a in a school as well as care settings.

 

This course is run in the following locations:

QQI Level 5 Special Needs Assisting- Part Time Evening 

-Cork City

-Portobello Institute, Dublin

-Blanchardstown, Dublin

-Swords, Dublin

-Dundrum, Dublin

-Letterkenny, Donegal

-Killkenny

-Drogheda

-Galway

-Carlow

-Ennis, Co.Clare

-Navan, Meath


Ennis, Swords, Dundrum, Dublin City South, Blanchardstown, Drogheda, Navan, Cork City, Letterkenny, Donegal, Cork, Clare, Meath, Louth, Kilkenny, Dublin, Carlow, Galway, Ireland
Course Code EYS5-P-DS-SP-19
College Name Portobello Institute
Course Category Education, Special Needs Assistant Training
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Ennis, Swords, Dundrum, Dublin City South, Blanchardstown, Drogheda, Navan, Cork City, Letterkenny, Donegal, Cork, Clare, Meath, Louth, Kilkenny, Dublin, Carlow, Galway, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 1
Course Start Date 17th September 2019
Course End Date 3rd December 2019
Course Fee 595
Course Duration 3 Months
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 5 minor award (5N1786) Special Needs Assistant
Entry Requirements Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. To access programmes leading to this award the learner should have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications. This may have been achieved through a formal qualification or through relevant life and work experience.
Career Path This qualification will allow you to work alongside a in a school as well as care settings.
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43 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 1, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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