Sallynoggin College of Further EducationSpecial Needs Assisting and Intellectual Disability Studies

Special Needs Assisting and Intellectual Disability Studies

South Dublin County
Further Education and PLC, Level 5 QQI

Course description

This course will develop the knowledge and skills needed to work as a Special Needs Assistant (SNA) in primary, post primary education and other care settings.

You will have the opportunity to progress to the QQI Level 6 course in Advanced Training in Special Needs Assisting and Inclusion in Sallynoggin College of Further Education.

Course Content

  • Special Needs Assisting
  • Understanding Special Needs
  • Work Experience
  • Intellectual Disability Studies
  • Community Inclusion
  • Empowering the Individual
  • Facilitating Learning
  • Communications

Course Features and Facilities

  • You will have the opportunity to gain practical experience as an SNA by working in a school or childcare setting
  • Educational field trips
  • Specialist Workshops
  • Guest Speakers
  • Accredited Training in Lámh Sign Language Programme
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Manual Handling Certificate

Course content subject to change

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