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Psychology with Special Needs Assisting (SNA)

Introduction

Psychology with Special Needs Assisting (SNA) Course - Dublin

At BFEI located in Blackrock village, Co.Dublin we offer a QQI Level 5 Psychology with Special Needs Assisting (SNA) course.

Are you curious about people and what motivates them? Do you have an interest in Psychology and would you like to gain knowledge and understanding of this area? Are you interested in applying psychology theories to the area of Special Needs Assisting in an educational setting and gain employment as an SNA? Would you like to progress to study for a degree? Yes? Then consider studying for this QQI Level 5 qualification and take your first steps towards a career in this area.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue employment as an SNA in Primary and Post-Primary Schools.

Course Structure

Core Elements
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Child Development
  • Psychology
  • Understanding Special Needs
  • Special Needs Assisting
  • Word Processing
  • Communications
  • Work Experience
  • First Aid Responder (FAR)
  • Course Code

  • SNA
  • Duration

  • 1 Year
  • Number of Places

  • 30
  • Number of contact days

  • 5 Days Mornings Option
Testimonial

“I returned to education as a mature student and it turned out to be the best decision I could have made. The Special Needs Assisting Course was brilliant, I can’t state that enough. The staff in BFEI were amazing.  I would encourage anyone to follow what they want to do no matter what age they are.  We had to do work experience as part of the course and this was brilliant because one of the schools I did my work experience in gave me work on a substitute basis.  This was an amazing way to be able to put all the information into practice and gave me more confidence because I was doing what I was taught while doing the course.  With some of my classmates from BFEI, I am now studying for my Applied Psychology Degree in IADT and I am delighted to say that I was awarded the 1916 Bursary to support me throughout my degree under the PATH (Programme for Access to Higher Education) Initiative."

- Denise Green, Psychology with Special Needs Assisting Graduate, 2019 -

Support Elements
  • Career advice and help with CV preparation is provided by the Guidance and Career Service.
  • Guest Speakers
Assessment and certification

 Assessment is based on a combination of assignments and exams.

You will be awarded a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Community Health Services (5M4468).

Progression

PROGRESSION TO FURTHER STUDIES

If you want to get a degree, then you can apply through the CAO system for entry to courses in the QQI Higher Education Links Scheme such as:

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Early Childhood Education or Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Social Care Technological University Dublin [City] - www.tudublin.ie

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Technological University Dublin [Blanchardstown] - www.tudublin.ie

Check out the updated BFEI CAO Progression Pathways Chart with new progression options included for TCD, NUI Maynooth and University of Limerick.  CAO data shows that many BFEI graduates from 2019/2020 secured excellent CAO offers.

Career

As a graduate of this course, you can pursue employment as an SNA in Primary and Post-Primary Schools.

Entry Requirements

  • Leaving Certificate

You must have achieved 5 passes or 5 O6/H7s or a combination of 5 O6/H7s or haveachieved the LCA with a Merit profile, or have achieved a full relevant QQI Level 4 Award.

  • Mature Applicants

Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) and other applicants without the formal entry requirements will be assessed individually for suitability.

Application Process

Places will be offered, on a first come basis, subject to the applicant meeting the entry requirements and subject to a place being available.  Apply on-line for free.

Fees

At course commencement, students are required to pay for books, exams, €200 PLC Government Levy (unless exempt), a Student Services charge and where applicable professional body registration fees. There are no tuition fees for EU students.

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