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Special Needs Assistant Short Course

-Created 06-08-2020

Social Care

location Tallaght Training Centre

Course Title:   Special Needs Assistant Short Course
Course Category:   Social Care
Duration:   26 weeks
Entry Requirements
Education: Applicants must have achieved a minimum of a QQI Level 4 Major Award or its equivalent.
Aptitude: Applicants should have a positive outlook and demonstrate an interest in working in the education sector. Applicants should be adaptable, reliable, trustworthy and be committed to continuous training. A good standard of written and spoken English and attention to detail are essential.
Previous Experience: N/A
Course Content
Child Development Child Development (5N1764) QQI
Children With Additional Needs Children with Additional Needs (5N2396) QQI
Special Needs Assisting Special Needs Assisting (5N1786) QQI
PHECC - First Aid Response First Aid Response (FAR) PHECC
Work Experience Work Experience (5N1356) QQI
The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the practices and principles underpinning the role of a Special Needs Assistant to enable the learner to work effectively under direction in a special needs assisting capacity.
Learning Outcomes
1 Explore in the role and responsibilities of the Special Needs Assistant
2 Examine the qualities and skills of an effective Special Needs Assistant
3 Examine relevant legislation in relation to disability
4 Explore the rights of children with disabilities in relation to personal autonomy, participation and decision making
5 Relate effectively and appropriately to children who present with additional needs
6 Use care routines in feeding, toileting and general hygiene
7 Maintain appropriate relationships with children parents, primary carers, teachers and other members of the multidisciplinary team
8 Work effectively with children who present with disabilities under the direction of the classroom teacher
9 Assist children with disabilities in a range of activities, ensuring equality of opportunity through working in a safe and professional manner
10 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.

In addition to QQI modules learners will undertake training in paediatric first aid, cardiac first responder training and patient moving & handling.
Awarding Body
Awarding Body:   QQI
Course provider information
Contact person:   Tallaght Training Centre
Course Email:
Contact:   +353 (0)1 4275400
Institute:   Tallaght Training Centre
Location:   Tallaght Training Centre

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