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Special Needs Training Courses

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Level 5 Modules

Special Needs Assisting (5N1786)

Children with Additional Needs (5N2396)

Cost: €495 or 3 x €165 instalments

Level 6 Modules

Special Needs Assisting (6N1957)

Cost: €295 or 2 x €150 instalments

Combined Level 5 & 6 €750 or 5 X €150 instalments

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Why Choose Chevron?

Ireland's most competitivley priced onlne Special Needs training courses
No registration or exam fees
99% exam success rate
Interest free easy payment option available for all learners
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Easy pay installment plan-Level 5 €495 or 3 monthly installemnts of €165, Level 6 €750 or 5 monthly installments of €150 (special offer applies to combined course)
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How Distance Learning Works:

Chevron Training's Special Needs training courses can all be completed through our distance learning with online support delivery method.

Each learner is issued with an email consisting of a username and password to access the course materials so they can complete the Special Needs training course at their convenience. It approximately takes 30 hours to complete each module online.

For any difficulties which may arise during the course you can call one of our highly qualified trainers who will assist you with any concerns relating to the course content in addition to this you will also be assigned an online tutor who will answer all queries you may have in relation to the course.



Programme Profile

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.

Who Should Attend?

Learners who wish to pursue a career as a Special Needs Assistanting

Assessment Method

Continuous Assessment including work-based assignments, projects, Skills Demonstrations and learner records. No writing exam are required for these moduls

Work Experience

Learners are required to obtain a minimum of 20 hours work experience Per Module with special needs kids

Protection For Learners

In compliance with Section 43 of the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999, where Chevron Training & Recruitment Ltd offers training programmes of 3 months duration or more, Learner Protection arrangements have been put in place with two other QQI Registered Training Providers, should Chevron Training & Recruitment Ltd cease to provide QQI programmes before learners have completed awards.




Special Needs Assisting - 5N1786




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.

Learning Outcomes:

• Explore in the role and responsibilities of the Special Needs Assistant

• Examine the qualities and skills of an effective Special Needs Assistant

• Examine relevant legislation in relation to disability

• Explore the rights of children with disabilities in relation to personal autonomy, participation and decision making

• Relate effectively and appropriately to children who present with additional needs

• Use care routines in feeding, toileting and general hygiene

• Maintain appropriate relationships with children parents, primary carers, teachers and other members of the multidisciplinary team

• Work effectively with children who present with disabilities under the direction of the classroom teacher

• Assist children with disabilities in a range of activities, ensuring equality of opportunity through working in a safe and professional manner

• 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.


Assessment Method:


• Skills Demonstration 60%

• Learner Record 40%



Children with Additional Needs - 5N2396




The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to work efficiently and effectively, under direction with young children with additional needs. It aims to provide the learner with the knowledge and understanding of the context of special needs, associated issues and approaches used.

Learning Outcomes:

• Explore the history of special needs in Ireland

• Examine the Legislation and Policy development relating to children with additional needs

• Outline a range of special needs conditions and impairments relating to children

• Discuss a range of roles, responsibilities and support services available to children with additional needs

• Use a range of approaches in interactions with children with special needs

• Apply good practice with children with additional needs

• Plan developmentally appropriate activities mindful of the safety, welfare and well-being of all children

• Learn to take responsibility for own learning within a multidisciplinary team evaluating processes which lead to co-operation and effective communication within the team

• Evaluate own practice to inform understanding relating to children with special needs, leading to an awareness of social, ethical and legal issues in relation to the education and care.


Assessment Method:


• Project 100%


Special Needs Assisting - 6N1957




The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the theory and practice underpinning the education and care of those who present with special educational needs to enable the learner to assist in the provision of this education and care.

Learning Outcomes:

• Evaluate the provision of education for people with special educational needs with reference to current legislation

• Assess the various educational options available in Ireland for people with special educational needs

• Examine relevant theories, skills and processes relevant to curriculum implementation

• Explore the differences between integration and inclusion

• Organise learning opportunities in order to promote independence and responsibility

• Evaluate the importance of the multidisciplinary team in devising Individual Education Plans

• Analyse skills that can be used to aid the teacher in the administration of the national curriculum

• Assess interventions and behavior management techniques that may be used in the learning environment

• Manage meaningful activities that are suited to people¿s needs and connect with their experiences and interests in the learning environment

• Identify strategies for dealing with stressors within the work place

• Provide assistance in the provision of education and care for individuals that present with special educational needs

• Reflect on own attitudes, values , beliefs and assumptions in relation to working with and on behalf of people who present with disabilities.


Assessment Method:


• Project 50%

• Skills Demonstration 50%


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