Special Needs Assisting (SNA): QQI Level 5

Kindergarten students visiting the garden... by lewiselementary @Flickr
Kindergarten students visiting the garden… by lewiselementary @Flickr

Now enrolling for Autumn 2019 in Mallow & Charleville.

Mallow College, Tuesday, 18:30-21:30, from 01 October for 10 Weeks. Charleville, Thursday, 18:30-21:30, from 10 October for 10 Weeks. €220* (€161.00 conc.)

The purpose of this course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the practices and principles underpinning the role of a Special Needs Assistant to enable the learner to work effectively under direction in a special needs capacity.

Mallow Classes

Now enrolling for Autumn 2019 in Mallow. Enrol online today.

Location: NightSchool.ie at Mallow College of Further Education.
Nights: Tuesday
Times: 18:30 to 21:30
Duration: 10 Weeks
Starting: Tuesday, 01 October 2019

Cost: €230.00, *€220.00 with online discount, €161.00 for Social Welfare (certified courses) and Old Age Pension recipients, €138.00 for Mallow College day students and recent graduates.

Information Night:
Information Week, Monday September 9 to Wednesday September 11, 19:00 to 20:00 at Mallow College of Further Education. Get more information, meet tutors, and enrol on the night. Add Facebook Event reminder.

Charleville Classes

Now enrolling for Autumn 2019 in Charleville. Enrol online today.

Location: Charleville Further Education & Training Centre (formerly Mannix College).
Nights: Thursday
Times: 18:30 to 21:30
Duration: 10 Weeks
Starting: Thursday, 10 October 2019

Cost: €230.00, *€220.00 with online discount, €161.00 for Social Welfare (certified courses) and Old Age Pension recipients, €138.00 for Mallow College day students and recent graduates.

Information Night:
Information Week, Monday September 9 to Wednesday September 11, 19:00 to 20:00 at Mallow College of Further Education. Get more information, meet tutors, and enrol on the night. Add Facebook Event reminder.

Award

QQI 5N1786 Special Needs Assisting, Level 5 (part of 5M2009)

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the role and responsibilities, qualities and skills of the Special Needs Assistant (SNA).
  • Examine the 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.
  • To enable the learner to select and apply care routines in feeding, toileting and general hygiene.
  • Maintain appropriate relationships with children, parents, primary carers, teachers and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • To assist the learner in working 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.

Entry Requirements

  • A pass Leaving Certificate or equivalent standard.
  • Relevant work and life experience is equivalent for mature students (aged 23 and over).

Costs

  • A QQI certification fee of €20 is already included in course fee.

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