Galway Community College
Further Education

Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 5 - TUESDAYS - Classroom Based

Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 5 - TUESDAYS - CLASSROOM BASED



Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 5 - TUESDAYS


Category: Social Care


Course Name - Special Needs Assisting 5N1786

Award -Minor Award Level 5

Course Overview

Purpose The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the practices and principles
underpinning the role of a Special Needs Assistant to enable the learner to work effectively under direction in a special needs
assisting capacity.

Learning Outcomes Learners will be able to:
1 Explore in the role and responsibilities of the Special Needs Assistant
2 Examine the qualities and skills of an effective Special Needs Assistant
3 Examine relevant legislation in relation to disability
4 Explore the rights of children with disabilities in relation to personal autonomy, participation and decision making
5 Relate effectively and appropriately to children who present with additional needs 2
6 Use care routines in feeding, toileting and general hygiene
7 Maintain appropriate relationships with children parents, primary carers, teachers and other members of the multidisciplinary team
8 Work effectively with children who present with disabilities under the direction of the classroom teacher
9 Assist children with disabilities in a range of activities, ensuring equality of opportunity through working in a safe and professional manner
10 Reflect on personal practice working with children, their parents or guardians and colleagues ensuring that children's individuality is promoted and that their needs are met.

Assessment Techniques

Skills Demonstration 60%
Learner Record 40%

Special Needs Assisting 5N1786 -

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Further Information:

5M4468 Major Award

Information on Certified Courses

Social Care Part-Time Courses:

  • can be studied part-time over a two year period with 4 modules offered each year.
  • In order to qualify for a major award you need to complete and pass 8 modules specific to the programme. Click on links below for more information.
  • The modules offered are subject to having a sufficient number of applicants to run the course.
  • Community Health Service QQI Level 5/ Major Award (SNA)

    5M4468 (click on link for more information)

Tutor: Veronica McLoughlin
Duration: 12 weeks
Start Date: 2024-09-17
Start/End Time: 19.00 - 22.00

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