QQI level 5 Special Needs Assistant

Training Aim

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

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore the role and responsibilities of the Special Needs Assistant
  • Examine the qualities and skills of an effective Special Needs Assistant
  • Examine relevant legislation in relation to disability
  • Explore the rights of children with disabilities in relation to personal autonomy, participation and decision making
  • Relate effectively and appropriately to children who present with additional needs
  • Use care routines in feeding, toileting and general hygiene
  • Maintain appropriate relationships with children parents, primary carers, teachers and other members of the multidisciplinary team
  • Work effectively with children who present with disabilities under the direction of the classroom teacher
  • Assist children with disabilities in a range of activities, ensuring equality of opportunity through working in a safe and professional manner
  • 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 Method

  • Skills Demonstration 60%
  • Learner Record 40%

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To find out more about the full course that this module is just one part of please see below.

Combined SNA level 5 & 6

Our level 5 & 6 Special Needs Assistant (QQI SNA course) is a QQI-accredited distance learning course. After successfully completing this course you will be qualified to work as a special needs assistant in a primary and secondary school, with children with special educational needs.

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