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COURSE INFORMATON:

Aim: This programme is aimed at learners who wish or are required to build their knowledge and support skills to enable a much more effective and inclusive service to be offered to children in early years environments with special developments and educational requirements.

Participant Profile: Course is suitable for those who require a formal qualification and skills to work in a childcare capacity.

Duration:
Classroom – 4 days (usually 1 day per week) in a classroom setting. Learners will be required to complete work outside of class time.

Distance Learning – Commence at a time that suits you and work at your own pace. Full tutor support available throughout.

Status: Elective Minor component

Credit Value: 15 Credits towards 120 credits in Early Childhood Care & Education Level 5 award 5M2009

 

SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTING BUNDLE

Sign up for both Special Needs Assisting QQI level 5 & 6 and receive our Dealing with Challenging Behaviour online workshop for FREE.

This bundle costs €650, saving you up to €110!

 

Delivered over 8 days (1 day a week for four weeks).

Please click below for more information on:

Special Needs Assisting QQI level 6

Dealing with Challenging Behaviour

 

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES:

Some learning outcomes of the component include:

  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 quality 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 their individuality is promoted

 

 

OTHER INFORMATION:

Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 4 certificate standard of education or Childcare experience. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Skills Demonstration 60% Project 40%
Learners will receive assignment briefs and guidelines on completing these assessments.
Tutor Profile: All tutors are highly qualified and experienced Childcare experts.
Support: A range of accommodations and supports are available according to specific learner needs. One to one and email support available from tutors throughout the course.
Resources: Learners receive a comprehensive resource pack that can be used as a reference during and after the course.
Booking Process & Fee: Booking Form available by email to admin@barrowtraining.ie or online at www.barrowtraining.ie . Discounts available if the course is booked and paid in full online.
Transfer/progression: Successful completion enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is a mandatory or an elective requirement at Level 5 or 6.

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