Level 5 Special Needs Assisting (5N1786)

Level of Award:

National NFQ Level 5 or European Framework of Qualifications (EQF) Level 4.

Credit Value:

15 Credits.

Course Aim:

This module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills 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 capacity.

Entry Requirements:

Learners will be required to complete a Pre-Assessment test in our centre to determine their academic level, unless they have QQI Level 4 Major Award or a previous Level 5 Component Award qualification.

Course Delivery:

Our training is delivered in a learner-centred, friendly and relaxed learning environment to ensure each learner is given every opportunity to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in order to succeed in their caring role. Sessions are delivered using a variety of methodologies involving class tuition, group discussions, role plays, skills demonstrations and simulated situations.

Course Content:

Section 1 – Role and Responsibility of the Special Needs Assistant – Qualities and Skills – Care Routines – Assist with a range of activities.

Section 2 – Relevant legislation and rights of children with additional needs – equality of opportunity, autonomy and participation – Reflect on personal practice.

Assessment:

Skills Demonstration 60%,Learner Record 40%.

Accreditation:

Following successful completion, the learner will be awarded the QQI Level 5 Component Certificate in Special Needs Assisting 5N1786.

Progression:

Learners who successfully complete this module may use this level 5 component certificate as credit towards the following QQI Major Award: Level 5 Community Health Services 5M4468 or Healthcare Support 5M4339. This is a mandatory module of the Healthcare Support award.

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