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Special Needs Assistant (Intellectual Disability Practice)

Programme Aim
The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision applying best practice to enable individuals with an intellectual disability to reach their potential and live the lives of their choice and or to progress to further and or higher education and or training.

Work placement / work experience may be a core feature/element of programmes in this field facilitating the enhancement of employability and transversal skills.

Target Award

QQI Intellectual Disability Practice – 5M1761

Start Date: 27-08-2023Hours/week: 19 Hrs 00 Mins

Timetable

Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
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
Work Experience Work Experience (5N1356) QQI
Teamworking Teamworking (5N1367) QQI
Intellectual Disability Studies Intellectual Disability Studies (5N1652) QQI
Challenging Behaviour Challenging Behaviour (5N1706) QQI
Empowering The Individual Empowering the Individual (5N1749) QQI
Community Inclusion Community Inclusion (5N1740) QQI
Facilitating Learning Facilitating Learning (5N1753) QQI
Human Growth And Development Human Growth & Development (5N1279) QQI
Learning Outcomes
The aim of this programme is provide learners with the knowledge, skill and competence to work independently and under supervision, applying best practice to enable individuals with an
intellectual disability to reach their potential and live the lives of their choice and or to progress to further and or higher education and or training.

Employability Statement
On completion of this Programme, learners may pursue roles within the Health, Family and Social Care sector which may include working as Health Care Support Workers, Carers, Youth Workers or in a broad range of roles in this industry in the public, community and private sectors. Recognition of regulatory and statutory bodies is confirmed for some programmes.

Provider

Waterford College of Further Education


Location

Parnell Street, Waterford, X91 VKT9


Facilities

  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Administration Office

Email:
wcfeinfo@wwetb.ie

Phone:
051874053