Psychology with Special Needs Assisting (SNA)
QQI Level 5 5M4468
Career Focus
Low Fees
Mornings Option

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.

Course Code SNA
Duration 1 Year
Number of Places 30
Contact Hours 20 approx
Days per WK 5 Days - Mornings Option (8.50am-2.00pm)

What will I study?

The following modules are covered on the programme

Year 1 Human Growth and Development Child Development Psychology Understanding Special Needs Special Needs Assisting Word Processing Communications Work Experience First Aid Responder (FAR)

Entry Requirements

  • You must have achieved 5 passes or 5 O6/ H7s or a combination of 5 O6/H7s or have achieved the LCA with a Merit profile, or have achieved a full relevant QQI Level 4 Award.
  • Mature applicants (aged 21 and over) and other applicants without the formal entry requirements will be assessed individually for suitability.

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).

Career Opportunities

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


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:

Check out more progression options by downloading the BFEI Progression Pathways Chart.

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+353 1 2889717 BFEI, Main Street, Blackrock, Co Dublin, A94 X383
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