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QQI Level 5 and 6


  • Delivered in Classroom or Online
  • Choose to study at your own pace or with our timetabled classes
  • Choose to sign up with a deposit on our Instalment Plan options

Prices Starting At €575


Study in a classroom environment one evening a week.

  • Multiple Locations
  • 20 Weeks
  • Starts September 2024

Price from €825

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This course is delivered fully online and can be started anytime.

  • Fully online
  • Access 26 weeks
  • Start Anytime

Price from €575

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Blended Online

Delivered through live online webinars, pre-recorded lectures, and access to associated reading material.

  • Fully online
  • 18 Weeks
  • Starts October 2024

Price from €625

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During this SNA QQI Level 5 + 6 course, you will learn about development and learning in children with special needs and about the role of an SNA. You will learn about child development and behaviour theories.

Learners will also explore different activities that promote physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development in children with a variety of disabilities. You will learn about EPSEN Act and Irish Legislation and how to implement Individual Educational Plans (IEP’s).

This course will explore the role of the Multi-Disciplinary Teams to ensue integration, inclusion, and equal opportunities. This course also includes an overview of the primary and secondary school curriculum.

Minimum age is 17 Years. All learners must have a good standard of English.

Currently the Department of Education and Science stipulates that all those gaining full-time employment in schools must have at least 3 passes at Junior Certificate or equivalent.

Students must attend at least 80% of classes to graduate with either the Diploma or Certificate of Attendance unless a serious and verifiable reason for further absence is provided.

If completing the course online, attendance and participation is tracked through Moodle.

A pass grade on the written assignment will be required for awarding of the Diploma.

Students are require to do a 60 Hour work experience during the course if they are not already working in the area.

  • QQI Level 5 Component Certificate in Special Needs Assisting 5N1786
  • QQI Level 6 Component Certificate in Special Needs Assisting 6N1957

Further Information

Please call the College on +353 1 416 0034 or email

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