Adult Education

Special Needs Assisting QQI L5

Portmarnock Community School Adult Education Department.

Online Course with weekly webinars. Run in conjunction with the Progressive College of Education:

This QQI Level 5 Special Needs Assisting Course is designed to meet the training needs of those working or volunteering as a Special Needs Assistant. The course aims to develop skills, knowledge and understanding of the role of the Special Needs Assistant and promote good practice among those working in the school system.

Topics covered include:

  • Role of the Special Needs Assistant
  • Health and Safety
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Understanding and Managing Difficult Behaviour
  • Speech and Language Disorders (Verbal Dyspraxia, Selective Mutism)
  • Equal Opportunities
  • History of Special Needs
  • Art and Craft
  • Communication and Language Development

Assessment is by continuous assessment. 30 hours work experience also required at the end of the course.

Cost will depend on numbers of students signed up as follows: Up to 10 students= €300/ 15-20= €275/ 20+= €250.

The fee charged will be €300 and refund of a balance will be issued if necessary.

Starts Monday 12th October       10 weeks 

(2 weeks will have 2 classes to make up the 30 hours of the course)    7 – 9.30pm

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