Fulltime Classroom Health and welfare

Psychology and SNA (Community Health Services)

Course Description
This course leads to a QQI Level 5 award in Community Health Services. This course provides learners with the opportunity to engage with the theoretical and practical underpinnings associated with the role of the Special Needs Assistant which will equip them to fulfil a pivotal role in a classroom setting. This course also provides learners, with an interest in psychology, to explore key approaches to understanding human behaviour and facilitate their application to a variety of care professional settings.

Career Opportunities
Upon successful completion of this course, you can pursue employment as an SNA in Primary and Post-Primary Schools.

Higher Education Progression
Upon successful completion of this course, students can apply through the CAO system for a degree in Psychology. The Higher Education Links Scheme offers preferential entry to students who successfully complete a linked FET programme in partner Colleges of Further Education (including Selskar College), and who meet certain criteria.

Target Award

QQI Community Health Services – 5M4468

Start Date: 09-09-2024 Hours/week: 33 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 38 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
Intercultural Studies Intercultural Studies (5N0765) QQI
Special Needs Assisting Special Needs Assisting (5N1786) QQI
Psychology Psychology (5N0754) QQI
Work Experience (Community) Work Experience (5N1356) QQI
Communications 5N0690 Communications (5N0690) QQI
Human Growth And Development 5N1279 Human Growth & Development (5N1279) QQI
Care Support 5N0758 Care Support (5N0758) QQI
Social Studies 5N1370 Social Studies (5N1370) QQI
Learning Outcomes
The learning outcomes associated with this award are outlined in the
associated Component Specifications.


Wexford College of FET


Whitemill Industrial Estate, Y35 XR22


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen
  • Tea/Coffee Making

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Michael Weafer