Course Description

Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 6 Component Award

Marino College

Course Title:  Special Needs Assisting (6N1957) – QQI Level 6 Component Award

Course Duration: September, 2019  – May,  2019
Monday evenings 6.00pm – 8.00pm – 11 evenings in total.

Course Fee: €225 (This includes QQI assessment registration)

Proposed Start Date:  Monday, 16th September,  2019

Aims & Objectives of the Programme Module
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and
competence in the theory and practice underpinning the education and care of those who
present with special educational needs to enable the learner to assist in the provision of
this education and care.

Certification: QQI Level 6 Modular (Component) Certification.

Participant Criteria:
 Students must have a recognised qualification at FETAC/QQI Level 5 or
 Have already aquired relevant work experience in the childcare or special needs
 Undertake supervisory work experience during the course (minimum 50 hours)
throughout the course and complete the required assignments and project work.
 Students must undergo Garda Vetting, which is mandatory for work in a Care setting,  either through the College or directly through
their work experience placement. Alternatively already have acquired Garda Vetting
through their current place of related employment.

Selection Procedure:
Applicants will be invited to attend an Induction meeting with the course Tutor on Tuesday 10th September, 2019 at a time specified between 6.00 p.m. and 8.30p.m.
Applications must be returned by Monday 9th September, 2019  (Application forms are available from the College:  email: or phone 01 8332100)

Course Code 07
College Name Marino College
Course Category Education, Special Needs Assistant Training
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Level 6 Certificate / Advanced Certificate
Course Location Marino, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 3
Course Start Date 16th September 2019
Course End Date 2nd December 2019
Course Fee €225
Course Duration 11 Weeks
Course Times Monday 6.00 - 8.00pm
Awarding Body QQI
Title of Awarding Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 6 (6N1957)
Entry Requirements QQI Level 5 qualification and relevant work placement essential
Career Path This qualification will enhance the qualifications of those seeking to gain employment or who are already working in the area of Special /Additional Needs in Education and /or Childcare.
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Course Provider

Marino College

01 8332100
14-20 Marino Mart, Fairview, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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