Special Needs Assisting Courses

Pobalscoil Neasáin is now offering 3 QQI Levels 5 and 6 courses in Special Needs Assisting, in conjunction with our partners The Progressive College. The following courses are currently available:

  • Special Needs Assistant Level 5 – Online

  • Classes run for 12 weeks online
  • Each class is a 2-hour live webinar/lectur
  • 30 mins will be available for questions with the tutor outside of class time
  • Assessment is by Continuous Assessment. Applicants will also be required to obtain 30 hours work placement. Alternative assessments may be in place to facilitate students who are unable to find placement due to COVID19 restrictions.
  • Monday evenings, 19:00 – 21:00
  • Classes begin on the 4th of October
  • €355
  • Special Needs Assistant Level 5 – In Person

  • Classes run for 12 weeks
  • Each 2.5 hour class is held in Pobalscoil Neasáin
  • Assessment is by Continuous Assessment. Applicants will also be required to obtain 30 hours work placement. Alternative assessments may be in place to facilitate students who are unable to find placement due to COVID19 restrictions.
  • Tuesday evenings 19:00 – 21:30
  • Classes begin on the 5th of October
  • €355
  • Special Needs Assistant Level 6 – Online

  • Classes run for 12 weeks
  • Each class is a 2-hour live webinar/lecture
  • 30 mins will be available for questions with the tutor outside of class time
  • Assessment is by Continuous Assessment. Applicants will also be required to obtain 30 hours work placement. Alternative assessments may be in place to facilitate students who are unable to find placement due to COVID19 restrictions.
  • Tuesday evenings 19:00 – 21:00
  • Classes begin on the 5th of October
  • €355

No prior skills, knowledge or competence in the award subject matter will be required of the learner for successful entry to the programme; but learners will be expected to have a minimum of Ordinary Level Leaving Certificate standard of education or equivalent and/or experience.  Proficiency in English language is required, together with a strong interest in (subject).

Learners whose first language is not English will be required to provide proof of proficiency in the English language through satisfactory performance on an internationally recognised test (e.g. IELTS 5.5) or other similar English Language qualifications.

Progressive College are committed to providing equal access to education and equal opportunities for mature students (23 years +).  Mature applicants do not need to match school-leavers in terms of academic achievement, provided there is evidence of the ability to pursue and benefit from the course, but candidates must be 23 years of age or over on the 1st January of the year of entry to their programme of study.  Mature students must also have proficiency in the English language.

If you have any queries do not hesitate to contact us at adulteducation@psn.ie

PLEASE NOTE: All classes for the Autumn 2021 term are subject to the current Covid-19 restrictions and conditions