Parttime Classroom Education

Children with Additional Needs L5

Objectives of the Programme Module
 To assist the learner to be familiar with historical, legislative and policy
developments relating to children with special needs
 To assist the learner to understand the concepts of children with special needs
 To assist the learner to be familiar with national and local models of service for
children with special needs
 To enable the learner to demonstrate good work practices and approaches in
working with children with special needs
 To enable the learner to reflect on abilities and aptitudes needed to work with
children with special needs
 To assist the learner to develop the academic and vocational language, literacy
and numeracy skills related to Early Childhood Care and Education through the
medium of the indicative content
 To enable the learner to take responsibility for his/her own learning

Target Award

QQI Early Childhood Care & Education – 5M2009

Start Date: 08-01-2024 Hours/week: 03 Hrs 30 Mins Duration: 20 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme.
CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English
Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway
Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners) *Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Children With Additional Needs Children with Additional Needs (5N2396) QQI
Learning Outcomes of Level 5 Children with Additional Needs 5N2396
1. Explore the history of special needs in Ireland.
2. Examine the Legislation and Policy development relating to children with additional needs.
3. Outline a range of special needs, conditions and impairments relating to children.
4. Discuss a range of roles, responsibilities and support services available to children with
additional needs.
5. Use a range of approaches in interactions with children with Special Needs
6. Apply good practice with children with additional needs.
7. Plan developmentally appropriate activities mindful of the safety, welfare and well-being of
all children.
8. Learn to take responsibility for own learning within a multidisciplinary team, evaluating
processes which lead to co-operation and effective communication within the team.
9. Evaluate own practice to inform understanding in relation to children with special needs,
leading to an awareness of social, ethical and legal issues in relation to education and care.


New Ross BTEI


Michael Street FET Centre, Michael Street, New Ross, Y34 N799

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Susan Neville