Skills To Compete – Special Needs Assistant (Online)
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.
On completion of this Programme, learners may pursue roles as a Special Needs Assistant.
Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 4 when accessing a Level 5 programme
Learners must have reached the statutory school leaving age
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.
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
|Intellectual Disability Studies||Intellectual Disability Studies (5N1652)||QQI|
|Child Development||Child Development (5N1764)||QQI|
|Special Needs Assisting||Special Needs Assisting (5N1786)||QQI|
|Career Planning And Job Seeking Skills||–||–|
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.