Course: Special Needs Assisting L5
Category: Night Classes

Our accredited QQI
Level 5 & 6 Special Needs Assistant (SNA) Courses offers flexibility,
perfect for those wishing to work as a Special Needs Assistant.

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with
the knowledge, skill and competence in the practices and principles
underpinning the role of a Special Needs Assistant.

The SNA module is typically held over 10 sessions.


- The context and history of SNA provision in

- Inclusion & equal opportunities.

- Legislation pertaining to special education and

- The role of the SNA in accordance with the Dept. of
Education and Skills.-

- The qualities and skills necessary to work as an
effective SNA.

- The importance of maintaining professional
relationships with all members of the multidisciplinary team.

- The role of SNA in facilitating activities of daily
living (self-care skills).-

- Communication development.

- Evidence-based strategies and approaches used in
special education.

- Positive approaches to behaviours that challenge.

- Categories of special educational needs – Autism,
Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, General Learning Disabilities, Specific Learning
Difficulties etc.



- Academic writing and referencing skills.

- Critical thinking and reflection skills.

Tuesdays.  Class time: 7 to 9.15pm

Tutor: TBA TBA
Fee: €199
Duration: 10 weeks
Start Date: 2024-01-30
Start/End Time: -
Day: Tuesday