Children with Additional Needs

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Children with Additional Needs QQI Level 5 Certificate 5N2396

The aim of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to work efficiently and effectively, under direction with young children with additional needs. It aims to provide the learner with the knowledge and understanding of the context of special needs, associated issues and approaches used.

Online Classes

EnrolmentNow enrolling for Online classes.
Times18:30 to 21:30
Duration10 Weeks
StartingTuesday, 01 February 2022
TutorLiz O’Riordan
Live video-conferencing on Google Meet, email tutor support, free Google Docs and Microsoft Office Online, study notes and course materials online on Moodle.
How do online classes work?
*€165.00 with online discount, €122.50 for Social Welfare/PUP, €122.50 for Old Age Pension recipients, €105.00 for current and just graduated Mallow campus day students, FREE on the Training Support Grant.


QQI 5N2396 Children with Additional Needs, Level 5 (part of 5M4468, 5M2009)

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the history of special needs in Ireland.
  • Examine the Legislation and Policy development relating to children with additional needs.
  • Outline a range of special needs, conditions and impairments relating to children.
  • Discuss a range of roles, responsibilities and support services available to children with additional needs.
  • Use a range of approaches in interactions with children with Special Needs.
  • Apply good practice with children with additional needs.
  • Plan developmentally appropriate activities mindful of the safety, welfare and well-being of all children.
  • Learn to take responsibility for own learning within a multidisciplinary team, evaluating processes which lead to co-operation and effective communication within the team.
  • Evaluate own practice to inform understanding in relation to children with special needs, leading to an awareness of social, ethical and legal issues in relation to education and care.

Official QQI specifications and assessment breakdown: QQI 5N2396 Children with Additional Needs, Level 5

Course Requirements

Course Costs

Course costs already include QQI certification.

Grant Funding

Courses can be free for Social Welfare or PUP recipients with the Training Support Grant (up to €1,000 per year).

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