Special Needs Assistant – Special Education

Certification
QQI Level 5
Reference
5M2786
Places
25
Fees
€250.00

Students specialise in the care of the child or adult with a mental or physical disability. This is a joint training programme offered by the Central Remedial Clinic Clontarf and Liberties College.

PRINCIPAL AREAS OF STUDY

  • Special Needs Assisting
  • Equality and Disability
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Understanding Special Needs
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Safety and Health at Work
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Work Experience
  • Communications

(Modules offered may be subject to change).

“I’ve always loved working with children but wanted to specialise in working with children with Special Needs. The course at Liberties College was fantastic and the work experience at the CRC gives you hands-on practical experience that you cant find anywhere else.”

Adina

FEATURES OF THE COURSE

  • Students are prepared to become active members of professional multidisciplinary teams sharing responsibility for the day-to-day care of people with a disability
  • Two Days per week practical training in the Central Remedial Clinic Clontarf or Scoil Mochua
  • Lectures/Classes three days per week in Liberties College
  • LÁMH Module – Students are trained in the use of LÁMH, a manual sign system used by children with intellectual disability & communication needs
  • Manual Handling & First Aid
  • Garda vetting for work experience

PROGRESSION

  • 6M2218 Level 6 Social & Vocational Integration – Liberties College
  • TU791 L7 Applied Social Studies in Social Care – TU Blanchardstown
  • AL765 L7 Applied Social Studies in Social Care – Athlone IT
  • MH107 L8 Social Science – Maynooth University
  • TU794 L7 Early Childhood Care & Education – TU Blanchardstown

EMPLOYMENT

  • Special Needs Assistant in Mainstream, Primary & Secondary schools
  • Special Schools
  • Day care Centres and Clinics
  • Workshops and Residential Units
  • Personal Assistants

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS