Course Description

Special Needs Assisting Level 6

Dorset College

Is for individuals who are…

Interested in gaining the Special Needs Assisting Qualification with the opportunity to work in Mainstream National Schools or Secondary Schools under the direction of the Teacher. Opportunities to work in a Special Education facilities, Social Care, or Childcare Facilities as a Special Needs Assistant.

To Become…

* A Special Needs Assistant    * A Childcare Professional    *A Social Care Professional    *A Montessori Teacher

Build Your Path To Success

01. Achieve the Special Needs Assistant Level 6 Award

Dorset College is accredited by QQI Quality and Qualifications Ireland so you can feel confident that this Minor Award will provide the recognition you need to progress in your chosen field.

02. Make Things Happen

Maximise your career potential as you grow in confidence learning about special needs education in a student-centered learning environment with excellent opportunities for further study in this field.

03. Our Team of Teachers

Learn from highly qualified and experienced teachers who will support and prepare you for the real-life knowledge, skills, and competence required to work effectively in this field.

Programme Module

Unit 1: Educational Provision for Special Needs in Ireland
Unit 2: Legislation, Guidelines and Structures
Unit 3: Special Education – The Curriculum and Interventions
Unit 4: Personal and Professional Development
Assessment and Award

College Name Dorset College
Course Category Education, Special Needs Assistant Training
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 6 Advanced Certificate
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 1
Course Start Date 12th January 2021
Course End Date 16th February 2021
Course Fee €650.00
Course Duration 7 weeks
Course Times Time: 18.30 to 21.30 Day: Tuesday and Thursday
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Minor Award
Entry Requirements * Leaving Certificate standard or QQI/FET Level 4/5 Qualification or equivalent * Mature Applicants with relevant life and work experience * English Language Proficiency Test where deemed appropriate or an IELTS score of 5.0 Work Experience: 20 Hours Mandatory
Career Path On completion of this Special Needs Assisting Level 6 Course, the learner will have achieved one of eight modules which lead to a Major Award in Early Childhood Care & Education Level 6. Progression to other Level 5/6 Awards include: * Applied Behavioural Analysis Level 5 * Early Childhood Care & Education level 6 (Montessori or Supervision) * Child Psychology Level 6
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Course Provider

Dorset College

+353 1 882 8934
8 Belvedere Place, Dublin 1, Dublin., 7 Belvedere Place, Dublin 1, Dublin., Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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Dorset College
8 Belvedere Place, Dublin 1, Dublin., 7 Belvedere Place, Dublin 1, Dublin., Dublin, Republic of Ireland