Drogheda Institute of Further EducationSpecial Needs Assistant – Primary and Post-Primary – Level 5

Special Needs Assistant – Primary and Post-Primary – Level 5

Price:
POA
Duration:
1 year
Type:
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI
Start Date: 09/2022

Course description

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.

Course Content

Special Needs Assisting
Human Growth & Development
Intellectual Disability Studies
Understanding Special Needs
Care Provision & Practice
Care Skills
Safety & Health at Work
Work Experience
Communications
Child Development
Additional Qualifications:
First Aid Response (PHECC)
Specialist Workshops in Autism
People Handling
Management of Actual or Potential Aggression Programme
Infection Control

Certification

QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Care – 5M2786.

Progression Options

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


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