QQI LEVEL 6 COURSES
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Special Needs Assistant (SNA)
This Level 6 SNA course will equip the learner with the skills, knowledge and competence required to work with children in a classroom setting.
|Course Hours:||Timetables vary from year to year please contact the college directly for detailed timetable information|
|Entry requirements:||1. For entry to Level 6, a full QQI Level 5 in a complementary area is required|
2. All applicants will be required to attend an interview
3. An offer of a place on this course means the applicant has met the minimum
entry requirements set out here and satisfactory presentation at interview
|Course Duration:||1 year|
|Commencement Date:||September 2021|
|Course Co-Ordinator:||Liz O'Leary|
About The Course
This course is designed to enable learners to work effectively as Special Needs Assistants and gain an understanding of the skills required to ensure children they are working with become independent learners.
They will learn to work under the direction of the teacher and work as part of the multidisciplinary team.
Through work experience the learner will gain invaluable hands on experience through which they will be able to apply theory to everyday tasks.
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Graduates of this course may apply to the following centres
• Early Start Centres
• Day Care
• Family Centres
• Private Homes
• Primary Schools (As Special Needs Assistants)
Working with adults and children with special needs
Education Progression Opportunities
Graduates may apply to the following colleges
Graduates from this course may apply to the following colleges:
• Early Childhood Studies UCC
• Early Childhood Care and Education CIT
• Social Care CIT
• Early Childhood Studies Carlow IT
• Early Childhood Studies Mary Immaculate College, Limerick Early Childhood Care and Education Tralee
Participants will be required to undertake 120 hours of work placement in a relevant accredited child setting. The college will assist participants in identifying suitable placements.