Course Description

Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 5 (5N1786)

Malahide Community School Adult Education

This course is for people who wish to pursue a career in working with children with special needs as an assistant within an educational setting.

The Special Needs Assisting Course aims to: 

  • Ensure adequate training of the Special Needs Assistant.
  • Promote understanding of the role of Special Needs Assistant in the classroom.
  • Equip the Special Needs Assistant with the necessary skills and knowledge for a rewarding career.

Work Experience: 

Candidates will have to complete at least 30 hours working with the individuals with Special Needs under the age of 18 in an educational setting, or similar during the course. This work experience may be of a paid or voluntary nature.

Entry Requirements: 

Candidates who do not currently work in this area must be prepared to undertake the work experience outlined above. Junior Certificate level is usually required. All learners must be fluent English speakers.

This may lead to a major award in Early Childhood Care and Education Code 5M2009

Course Day & Time: Thursday Evening 7.00 –  9.30pm

Start Date: 15/09/22

Cost: €345 (Payment Plan Option, 3 payments of €115)

Course Format: Face to Face in class with tutor

Duration: 12 weeks

Enrolment: You can enrol through our website

Enrolment opens on the 2nd of August.

Tutor: Evelyn Mckeown

Note: You will need access to a PC / Laptop to access notes and to submit assignments.

College Name Malahide Community School Adult Education
Course Category Education, Special Needs Assistant Training
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 5 Certificate
Course Location Malahide, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Co. Dublin
Course Start Date 15th September 2022
Course End Date 8th December 2022
Course Fee 345 (Payment Plan of 3 x €115 available)
Course Duration 12 weeks
Course Times 7.00 pm - 9.30 pm
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 5
Entry Requirements Proficiency in English Language is required.
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