Special Needs Assistant - Special Education

Liberties College


Course Name Special Needs Assistant - Special Education
Course Provider Liberties College
Alternative Provider(s) City of Dublin ETB
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Course Code 5M2786
Course Type PLC Post Leaving Cert
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Level 5 Certificate (Level 5 NFQ)  More info... Major QQI Level 5 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time
Location (Districts) Liberties
Course Content

Expand+Students specialise in the care of the child or adult with a mental or physical disability. This is a joint training programme offered by the Remedial Clinic Clontarf and Liberties College.

Features of the Course:

• Manual Handling
• Students...

FET Code 5M2786 - Community Care
Duration 1 year Full Time
Comment Certification:
QQI Level 5 Community Care 5M2786, Occupational First Aid Certificate, Manual Handling Certificate
Number of Places 22
Course Fee

Expand+There are no tuition fees for students who are citizens of Ireland or another European Union State. For all students there is a moderate course charge to cover expenses such as examination fees and specialist materials supplied directly to students....

Financial Support Students may be eligible for a means tested maintenance grant under the Maintenance Grants Scheme for students attending Post Leaving Certificate Courses. General information and application details may be obtained on www.susi.ie. You can submit your application for a Maintenance Grant once you have secured a college place.

Candidates are advised to apply for a grant as soon as they have secured a college place in order to have time to submit all documents required.
Interview Yes
Application Date Admission Dates

Round 1 March 2019 Saturday

Round 2 April 2019 Wednesday

Round 3 May 2019 Tuesday

Round 4 August 2019 To be confirmed


Due to the high level of interest in some course areas, interview panels fill up quickly.

Liberties College reserves the right to close application to courses when interview panels are full.

Every effort will be made to accommodate applicants in subsequent interview rounds.
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Subjects Taught

Expand+Principal Areas of Study

• Equality and Disability
•Intellectual Disability
•Understanding Special Needs
•Care Provision and Practice
•Safety and Health at Work
•Human Growth and Development
•Work Experience
•Special Needs...

Entry Requirements Some Experience in the care of a person with a disability is desirable

•You should be at least 17 years of age.
•Two references must be presented at interview.
•Leaving Certificate standard is required; or Pass Level (120 credits) in the Leaving Certificate Applied. Individual courses may have specific additional requirements. These will be outlined in the course descriptions for each course.
•Relevant work experience or training will be considered.
Careers or Further Progression Progression:
•BN118 Early Childhood Care and Education – IT Blanchardstown (ITB)
•DT571 Social Care – Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
•TA025 Social Care Practice – IT Tallaght
•MH107 Social Science – Maynooth University

•Special Needs Assistant in Mainstream Primary/Secondary schools/ Pre-schools
•Special Schools
•Day care Centres and Clinics
•Workshops and Residential Units
•Personal Assistants
Further Enquiries Phone: 01 454 0044
Fax: 01 454 6348
Email: info@liberties.cdetb.ie
Web: www.libertiescollege.ie
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