Course Description

Special Needs Assistant / Special Needs Assisting (SNA) – QQI Level 5 (SNA)

Pinnacle Training

Special Needs Assistant/Special Needs Assisting Module (SNA) – 5N1786

Programme Duration:

Part-time: Special Needs Assistant / Special Needs Assisting Course is 1 evening per week over 12 weeks commencing Thursday 19th September 2019

On this Special Needs Assistant / Special Needs Assisting course, learners will:

Explore the role and responsibilities of the Special Needs Assistant

Examine the qualities and skills of an effective Special Needs Assistant

Examine 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

Use care routines in feeding, toileting and general hygiene

Maintain appropriate relationships with children parents, primary carers, teachers and other members of the multidisciplinary team

Work 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.

More information on the course can be found at:

Course Code 5N1786
College Name Pinnacle Training
Course Category Education, Special Needs Assistant Training
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Coolock, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 17
Delivery mode Classroom based
Course Start Date 19th September 2019
Course Fee 350
Course Duration 3 Months
Course Times 6:30pm - 9:30pm - commencing Tuesday 19th September 2019
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding QQI Level 5 - Special Needs Assisting Module (SNA) – 5N1786
Entry Requirements There are no specific entry requirements for this course. Learners will be responsible for organising their own work experience.
Career Path Learners will acquire knowledge, skills and competence in the role of the Special Needs Assistant, learning how to effectively relate to children with special needs. Working within the principles of good practice (e.g. confidentiality, inclusion, independence, boundaries, etc.) they will learn how to form appropriate relationships with the children, their parents, their primary carers, teachers and other professionals.This course will be very useful for those working or hoping to work as:•A special needs assistant in primary/secondary school •A staff member in a creche or pre-school setting •A care assistant in a children's day/residential service.
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Course Provider

Pinnacle Training

01 8675226
Northside Enterprise Centre Bunratty Drive, Coolock, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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