Parttime Classroom Health and welfare

WX children with Additional Needs (Evening)

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work efficiently and effectively, under direction with young children with additional needs. It aims to provide the learner with the knowledge and understanding of the context of special needs, associated issues and approaches used.

Target Award

QQI Community Health Services – 5M4468

Start Date: 03-09-2024 Hours/week: 03 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 15 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
Learners will be able to:
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 relating to children with special needs, leading to an awareness of social, ethical and legal issues in relation to the education and care.


Whitemill FET Centre


Whitemill Industrial Estate, Clonard Road, Wexford


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

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Susan Neville