Collinstown Park Community College

SNA Special Needs Assistant

SNA Special Needs Assistant

SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTING QQI LEVEL 5


Course Aim
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 to enable the learner to work effectively under direction in this role.


Employability Statement
On completion of this programme learners will have the skills, knowledge and competence to work independently and under supervision in a range of Early Childhood Care and Education settings and or to progress to higher education and training.


WHY DO THIS COURSE IN CPCC?
• The combination of knowledge from the course and practical skills from the work placement ensure that learners develop confidence and know-how to work as an SNA.
• The course involves learners working together to share knowledge and experience of working with children who have special needs.
• Candidates from the course have secured employment as SNAs in mainstream Primary and Secondary schools as well as ASD classes.

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Course Content
Special Needs Assisting (5N1786)
Understanding Special Needs (5N1709)


Entry Requirements
Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or QQI Level 4.

Maturestudents with relevant life or work experience. All candidates will be
interviewed individually.


The Department of Education & Skills in accordance with Circular 0021/2011 requires a minimum of 3 Grade Ds at Junior Certificate or
equivalent in order to work as a Special Needs Assistant in a school.


Work Experience
Work Experience is an essential part of this course. Garda Vetting is essential and will be organised through the college.


Certification
QQI Level 5 Component Certificate. Students can build up modules over a number of years to achieve full certification at Level 5. Learners
have the opportunity within the college to progress and develop the skills they have achieved to complete a QQI Major award.

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May 31
2024
Final Day of Academic Year
Jun 05
2024
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Collinstown Park Community College
Rowlagh, Clondalkin, Dublin 22, D22X458
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