Duration: 1 Year
Students of this course will acquire the knowledge, empathy, and understanding crucial to the role of a Special Needs Assistant. We use a variety of teaching methodologies on this programme in order to create an environment for all types of learners to succeed. We believe that real-life learning opportunities, which allow you to learn outside of the classroom are invaluable in preparing you for your career as an SNA. Our college has a direct link with Coláiste Nano Nagle secondary school on site, which allows our students to get hands-on experience in the role of an SNA.
TYPICAL COURSE CONTENT
Modules offered include the following:
* Some of these modules may be subject to change
Administration Charge: €165
QQI Exam Fee: €50*
*Exempt if you are the holder of a valid Medical Card
Graduates from this programme can gain employment in the following areas:
Education: The standard entry requirements for courses are as follows: • Applicants must have Leaving Certificate, LCA or equivalent • Holders of a QQI Level 4 Award are also eligible to apply. NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme. • Mature learners (over 23) may be exempt from the above academic requirements
In addition applicants will have to undertake an interview.
CERF (Common European Framework of Reference) proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English. Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and they may be subject to full international fees.
To access programmes leading to a particular award, the learner should have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications, i.e. to access a Level 6 programme, the learner must have achieved a Level 5 qualification.
Aptitude: Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.
Previous Experience: Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with others responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.
Garda Vetting: All offers of a place on a programme at Central College Limerick are be made subject to the receipt of satisfactory Garda Vetting.