Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 5 (Charleville)

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New for Spring 2019.

€205.00* (€154.00 Social Welfare/OAP).

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.

Location: Charleville Further Education & Training Centre (formerly Mannix College)

See Also: Mallow College of Further Education

Night: Thursday

Times: 18:30 to 21:30

Duration: 10 Weeks

Starting: Thursday, 28 February 2019

Cost: €220.00, *€205.00 with online discount, €154.00 for Social Welfare and Old Age Pension recipients, €132.00 for Mallow College day students.

QQI Certification fee of €20 is included in course fee.


QQI 5N1786 Level 5

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.


€15 discount when you enrol online, or 30% off for Social Welfare and Old Age Pension recipients, or 40% off for Mallow College full-time day students. See Terms & Conditions.


Receive a €15 discount when you register with our preferred option online (more enrolment options). Click here to enrol online.

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