Adult Education

Special Needs Assisting QQI L6

Portmarnock Community School Adult Education Department.

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

This QQI Level 6 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:

  • Review of Assessment Procedures
  • Music/Drama Practical Session
  • Primary School Curriculum
  • Learning Styles
  • Literacy Skills
  • Secondary School Curriculum
  • Junior Certificate
  • Leaving Certificate
  • Assistive Technologies for those with specific needs
  • Job Skills

Assessment is by continuous assessment.

Starts 16th February 2021       7-9:30pm

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.


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