Adult Education

Special Needs Assisting QQI L5

Portmarnock Community School Adult Education Department.

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. This course will be run over two terms, Autumn 2021 and Spring 2022.

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 Tuesday 28th September 2021          7 – 9pm         10 Weeks (1st term of 2)

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