Dungarvan College - Coláiste Dhún Garbhán,
Youghal Road, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.
Email: dungarvancollege@wwetb.ie
Tel: 058 41184

Special Needs Assisting 5N1786 - T9

Level: QQI 5

Description: 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.

Course Content:

Week 1 - Explore in the role and responsibilities of the Special Needs Assistant

Week 2 - Examine the qualities and skills of an effective Special Needs Assistant

Week 3 - Examine relevant legislation in relation to disability

Week 4 - Explore the rights of children with disabilities in relation to personal autonomy, participation and decision making

Week 5 - Relate effectively and appropriately to children who present with additional needs Week 6 - Use care routines in feeding, toileting and general hygiene

Week 7 - Maintain appropriate relationships with children parents, primary carers, teachers and other members of the multidisciplinary team

Week 8 - Work effectively with children who present with disabilities under the direction of the classroom teacher

Week 9 - Assist children with disabilities in a range of activities, ensuring equality of opportunity through working in a safe and professional manner

Week 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. Garda vetting (forms will be provided once you register) and work placement will be required as part of this course, a minimum of 3hrs per week preferably in a primary school setting (The tutor will look at individual circumstances).

Tutor: Elaine Power

Fee: €250

Duration: 10 weeks

Start Date: 03/10/2023

Class Time: 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Day: Tuesday

All PLC or Secondary School queries should be sent to dungarvancollege@wwetb.ie

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