Adult Education

Special Needs Assisting QQI L6

Portmarnock Community School Adult Education Department.

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. Full timetable for the course is available here:

Special Needs Assisting  SNA L6

€275 (based on minimum of 15 students, €300 if there are only 10 students.)

10 classes

Next course starts:Start date to be confirmed         (7-9:30pm)


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