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COURSE INFORMATON:

Aim: The aim of this programme is to provide the learner with the knowledge of the role and responsibilities of a Special Needs Assistant when working with clients in a special needs setting and to enable the learner to work effectively under direction in a special needs assisting capacity

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

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

Status: Elective Minor component

Credit Value: 15 Credits towards 120 credits in Early Childhood Care & Education Level 6 award 6M2007

PROGRAMME OUTCOMES:

Some learning outcomes of the component include:

  1. Evaluate the provision of education for people with special educational needs with reference to current legislation
  2. Assess the various educational options available in Ireland for people with special educational needs
  3. Examine relevant theories, skills and processes relevant to curriculum implementation
  4. Explore the differences between integration and inclusion
  5. Organise learning opportunities in order to promote independence and responsibilityEvaluate the importance of the multidisciplinary team in devising Individual Education Plans
  6. Analyse skills that can be used to aid the teacher in the administration of the national curriculum
  7. Assess interventions and behaviour management techniques that may be used in the learning environment

OTHER INFORMATION:

Entry Requirement: Minimum of Level 5 certificate standard of education or strong Childcare experience. A strong level of spoken and written English required.
Assessment: Skills Demonstration 50% Project 50%
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 6.

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