Parttime Classroom Generic programmes and qualifications

Special Needs Assistant -Level 5- Cappoquin

The aim of this programme 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 a special needs assisting capacity.

Employability Statement
On completion of this Programme, learners may pursue roles as a Special Needs Assistant.

Start Date: 03-09-2024 Hours/week: 02 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 37 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 4 when accessing a Level 5 programme

Age Requirements
Learners must have reached the statutory school leaving age

Learning Aptitude
Good verbal and written command of the English language with good comprehension skills.
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
Special Needs Assisting Special Needs Assisting (5N1786) QQI
On successful completion of the training programme learners will be able to

1-Special Needs Assisting
Work effectively under direction in a special needs assisting capacity.

2- Child Development
Demonstrate the required knowledge and skills of child development and learning within early childhood care and education settings.

3- Intellectual Disability Studies
identify the causes, range and effects of intellectual disabilities to develop an awareness of the importance of a social model of support and the role of various professionals in responding to the needs of persons with an intellectual disability.


Cappoquin WWETB Further Education &Training Centre


Cappoquin Community Cente, Twig Bog, Mill St, Cappoquin, Co Waterford, P51 E2NV


  • Free Parking
  • Tea/Coffee Making

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Mary Upton