Special Needs Assistant SNA Course Cork City

QQI – Level 6 6N1957

Special Needs Assisting is a profession that makes a real difference. The Special Needs Assistant supports a child or young adult with additional needs to access the curriculum and to participate in their classroom environment.

Our QQI level 6 Special Needs Assisting course will equip you with the knowledge, skills and qualification required to confidently carry out the duties and responsibilities of a special needs assistant.

This QQI level 6 qualification enables you to work in both primary and secondary schools, and also enables you to work with children and adults within a variety of other roles and care settings.

Our course is very popular with a variety of people that may have personal experience with an additional need, whether their own, or family members. Our students come from backgrounds including those working towards a career as a Special Needs Assistant, parents, grand parents and extended family and those involved in the community (e.g. football and hurling coaches, scouts leaders and others involved in community groups).

Our SNA graduates have gone on to work in the field with great success.

Our tutors have years of experience with special needs across a variety of sectors, from Early Years, to SNA and even Nursing. Throughout your course you will have the support and guidance from your tutor.


How long is an SNA course?
Our course is 8 weeks (one evening per week).

What’s involved in an SNA course?
As part of your course assessment you will complete a project worth 50%. You are also required to complete a skills demonstration involving 2 activities with an individual with an additional need also worth 50%.

How much does a special needs assistant earn?
For information regarding salary click on the link Salary Information Department of Education

Course Information

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