Childcare Level 5

DFA2101 - Special Needs Assisting (QQI Level 5)

Category: Childcare Level 5

DFA2101 - Special Needs Assisting (QQI Level 5)

Participants must find their own work experience to complete this module

Duration 12 Weeks
Cost €265.00*
Night Tuesday 6.30pm - 9.30pm

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill 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 assisting capacity.

This is an elective module for Early Childhood Care & Education Level 5.

Students will need to find their own work placement and Garda Vetting will be required.

Class starts Tuesday 14th September 2021. 6.30pm - 9.30pm.

*If you are due to complete the Full Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education Award additional QQI Fees will apply.

Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Explore 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 equality 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 children's individuality is promoted and that their needs are met.

For full Special Need Assisting Specification Click Here