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Special Needs Assisting (QQI Level 6)



Special Needs Assisting (QQI Level 6) is a course run by The Open College, Dublin. It is a 'Distance Learning' course with a duration of 8 weeks. Special Needs Assisting (QQI Level 6) gives a Course Qualification of Level 6 Advanced Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Special Needs Assisting (QQI Level 6) at The Open College, please review the details below.

The purpose of this QQI Level 6 Special Needs Assisting (SNA) programme is to equip the learner with the skills necessary to ensure adults or children with special needs are offered the same opportunity to access education compared to those who do not have special needs.

Learners will examine the different educational options available for children in Ireland under current legalisation.

This programme will outline the importance of the difference between an inclusive and integrated educational environment. The learner will also study the impact of special needs on behaviour and understand the different techniques to help with maladaptive behaviour. Learners will also understand the importance of stress management.

 

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Training ProviderThe Open College
Course LocationLeopardstown, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 18
Course TypeDistance Learning
Course QualificationLevel 6 Advanced Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI component Certificate in Special Needs Assisting (6N1957) at Level 6
Course Duration8 weeks
Course TimeThis QQI Special Needs Assisting (6N1957) course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend. Students can complete this course within 8 weeks which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
Course Fee314
Entry RequirementsLevel 5 Award or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Childcare) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please ask about our requirements surrounding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry. Students will be required to undertake a practical supervised work placement (30 hours minimum over the duration of the programme – approx. 4 – 6 hours per week) within the relevant vocational area – i.e. Pre School / Montessori School, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools or Adult Education Centres – FE/HE. English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 6 are expected to be able to: fluently read, draft, prepare and understand complex information, including quantitative information, that is personally relevant and reflecting a broad knowledge base. For example, this might include text and other information relating to abstract theoretical ideas, concerns or procedures, such as local planning concerns in relation to broader spatial strategy, political issues in relation to particular agenda, budget plans/ specifications. Garda Vetting is required for all Childcare placements and students can apply for this through The Open College. Please ask for details. Certain assessments require completion of work, which must be observed and evaluated by a Supervisor, Teacher or Line manager. Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, broadband, email, Microsoft, recording equipment necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment. As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
Carear PathWho should complete this course? - People who wish to enhance their personal and professional development of the person working within the area of Special Needs classroom assistants. - People looking to gain a QQI Level 6 Major Award in Early Childhood Care and Education – 6M2007.
Phone+353 1 206 1828
Course Code6N1957
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Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D18KX34

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