Special Needs Assistant (Intellectual Disability Practice)
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.
QQI Intellectual Disability Practice – 5M1761
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.
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)
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.
|Work Experience||Work Experience (5N1356)||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|
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.
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.