This level 5 course provides students with the knowledge, practical skills and qualifications required to pursue a career as a Special Needs Assistant (SNA) in a variety of educational contexts and community care settings.
The course qualifies participants to work as SNAs in primary and secondary school classrooms or special schools, supporting children in their learning environment. The course is suitable for both school leavers and experienced or mature students seeking a formal qualification.
Special Needs Assisting
Human Growth & Development
Intellectual Disability Studies
Understanding Special Needs
Care Provision & Practice
Safety & Health at Work
First Aid Response (PHECC)
Specialist Workshops in Autism
Management of Actual or Potential Aggression Programme
QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Care – 5M2786.
Graduates can progress directly to employment in a variety of educational contexts and community care settings. Alternatively, graduates may progress to further studies in specialist social care, psychology, social studies, and early childhood care and education degree courses in a range of Universities and Institutes of Technology