Special Needs Assisting

Tullamore Further Education Centre


Course Name Special Needs Assisting
Course Provider Tullamore Further Education Centre
Alternative Provider(s) Laois & Offaly ETB
Course Code 6N1957
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 6 Component Award (Level 6 NFQ) Minor QQI Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening
Location (Districts) Tullamore
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment For details of the next enrolment and start date of evening classes, check out the ETB website
Duration 14 weeks. Thursday 6.45pm - 9.45pm.
Course Fee €200.
Entry Requirements Students must have a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Childcare and must be working in a childcare environment. All applicants are subject to an interview and an online assessment. Garda vetting is also required.
Course Content This course is specifically designed for people who wish to work in a supervisory capacity in a childcare environment, or to obtain an advanced knowledge of childcare studies.
Subjects Taught Child Development
Early Childhood Curriculum
Childhood Social, Legal & Health Studies
Supervision in Early Childhood Care
Special Needs Assisting
Early Childhood Literacy & Numeracy
Personal & Professional Development
Work Experience
FET Code 6N1957 Special Needs Assisting
Careers or Further Progression Links to 3rd Level
On successful completion of this programme, students can apply to 3rd Level Institutions to complete a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education as a mature student, or under the Higher Education Links Scheme.

Career Options
Holders of a QQI Level 6 will have the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue a variety of management career options in the field of childcare.
Further Enquiries For further information, please contact: Reception on 057 93 49424 or email tullamorefet@loetb.ie