Course Description

Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 6 In-Person

Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 6 In-Person is a course run by Forus Training, Westmeath. It is a 'Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online' course with a duration of 8 weeks. Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 6 In-Person gives a Course Qualification of Level 6 Higher Certificate, awarded by QQI. For more information about Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 6 In-Person at Forus Training, please review the details below.

Are you considering a career as a Special Needs Assistant? Forus Training’s in-person Level 6 Special Needs Assisting course is starting on September 28th 2021 at the Annebrook House Hotel in Mullingar.
This 8 week QQI accredited evening course will provide you with the skills to develop, implement and evaluate a Special Needs Assisting approach in the management of an Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) setting. The course will be delivered in-person from 6:30PM to 9:30PM.

Throughout this programme, you will discover how to;
  • Evaluate the provision of education for people with special educational needs with reference to current legislation
  • Assess the various educational options available in Ireland for people with special educational needs
  • Examine relevant theories, skills and processes relevant to curriculum implementation
  • Evaluate the importance of the multidisciplinary team in devising Individual Education Plans
  • Analyse skills that can be used to aid the teacher in the administration of the national curriculum
  • Manage meaningful activities that are suited to people’s needs and connect with their experiences and interests in the learning environment



The course 6N1957 Special Needs Assisting is assessed in the following ways, with the following weighting;

  • Project 50%
  • Skills Demonstration 50%


A project is a response to a brief devised by the assessor. A project is usually carried out over an extended period of time. Projects may involve research, require investigation of a topic, issue or problem or may involve process such as a design task, a performance or practical activity or production of an artefact or event.

Skills Demonstration

A skills demonstration is used to assess a wide range of practical based learning outcomes including practical skills and knowledge. A skills demonstration will require the learner to complete a task or series of tasks that demonstrate a range of skills.


Tutor Support

At Forus Training, we have many different supports available for your learning.

Learner Pack

  • When you enrol on a course, you will receive a printed learner pack from your trainer on the first session of the event.
  • This learner pack contains clear assessment instructions and comprehensive material to support you as you complete the course.
  • The pack will also include induction information as well as forms that you will complete during and at the end of your course.

Trainer Support

  • The trainer provides support to learners, including issuing feedback on draft work you will submit. Expect to wait up to 72 hours for a response by email from your trainer. Many of our trainers have full time jobs as well as training with us this means they will have up-to-date sector specific information, but also means that you need to allow a little time for them to get back to you. Our trainers are current with practice in the sector in which they work.
  • Trainers can, by appointment, make time available to you before or after class to answer your queries that cannot be covered in the session. They can also make an appointment with you to discuss your work on a telephone call.
The Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 6 In-Person course at Forus Training is listed in's national courses finder.
Training ProviderForus Training
Course LocationMullingar, Westmeath
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationLevel 6 Higher Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsSpecial Needs Assisting
Course Start Date28th September 2021
Course End Date23rd November 2021
Course Duration8 weeks
Course TimeThe course is being taught at Annebrook House Hotel, Mullingar, County Westmeath. You will also be responsible for self directed learning. Tutor support is provided throughout the course.
Course Fee480
Entry RequirementsThis course is open to anyone interested in doing it provided you fulfil some or one of the following criteria. Have completed the Leaving Certificate. and/or You may also be eligible if you have relevant life and work experience, in this case you may need to speak to the tutor and discuss your previous work experience or furnish the tutor with a CV and work references.
Carear PathThis course leads to an award on the National Framework of Qualifications. Students who successfully complete this programme may use their credits towards completing a higher level of study. Students who successfully complete this Major Award can also use the Certificate as the basis for entry into selected courses in Third Level Colleges and Universities.
Course Code6N1957
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