Level 5

RefCourse titleTypeFT/PTHubElectives
5M4468 Community and Health Studies FTSpecial Needs Assistant & Community Studies
5M4468 Personal Assistant (BTEI) PTSpecial Needs Assistant & Community Studies
5M4468 Special Needs Assistant FTSpecial Needs Assistant & Community Studies

For full details of the programme click the course link above.

Aim

The course leads to Community Health Services QQI level 5 5M4468. The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence to work as a special needs assistant in a range of education settings, such as primary and post-primary.

Core Modules
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • Care Provision and Practice
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Person Centred Focus to Disability
  • Psychology
  • Understanding Mental Health
  • Intellectual Disability Studies
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Equality and Disability
  • Understanding Special Needs
  • School Age Childcare
  • Special Needs Assisting
  • Early Childhood Education and Play
Elective Modules

    Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.

    Level 6

    RefCourse titleFT/PTHubElectives
    6M3674 Community Development FTSpecial Needs Assistant & Community Studies
    6M3674

    Community Development

    Full time

    Aim

    This course leads to a Community Development certificate over a period of two years.

    Core Modules
    • Communications
    • Community Development Practice
    • Group Work Theory & Practice
    • Community Development Theory
    • Work Experience
    • Conflict Management
    • Information, Advice & Advocacy Practice
    • Social Analysis
    Elective Modules

      Modules offered may be subject to change due to resource demands.


      Special Needs Assistant and Community Development General Information

      Employment and Career Opportunities Examples

      Graduates from this course can work in community related services and projects or will be qualified to support the learning environment of children attending different education settings.

      Progression Examples

      Graduates who achieve the required standard may progress to further studies in Institutes of Technology and Universities.  Examples of progression courses include:

      • Early Childcare & Education Level 6 (available in the College) – a minimum of 5 credits at QQI Level 5 is required.
      • DIT, DT571 Social Care
      • DIT, DT572 Early Childhood Education
      • IT Blanchardstown, BN118 Early Childhood Education