Certificate in Children with Additional Needs – QQI level 5


Course Aims and Opportunities
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.

Course Outline

  • Explore the history of special needs in Ireland.
  • 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.
  • Take responsibility for own learning within a multidisciplinary team to improve cooperation and effective communication within the team
  • Evaluate own practice in relating to children with special needs.
  • Appreciate the value of continuous professional development and awareness of social, ethical and legal issues in relation to the education and care.

Project 100%

3 April, Tuesday and Thursday, 7pm – 10pm

Entry Requirements
QQI Level 4 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent and/or relevant life or work experience.



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