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Certificate in Special Educational Needs (SEN) for Special Needs Assistants (SNAs)
Course Code: IET33
Award:

Certificate in Special Educational Needs (SEN) for Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) Level 7, NFQ. This Certificate course is accredited by NUIG and is recognised by the Department of Education and Skills.

Entry Requirements:

Interest in the area.

 

Prospective applicants may be working in schools as Special Needs Assistants or wish to gain employment in this area.

 

The course is also of benefit to those who are interested in working in/already working in the early childhood sector, other educational settings or working as a personal assistant/carer. 


Duration:

Programme Content & Structure

A part-time 80 hour modular course completed over 14 Saturdays, 10.00am – 4.00pm during the academic year.

 

Modules are (15 ECTS):

  • Introductory module

  • Students with Special Educational Needs;

  • Social and Curricular Inclusion for students with SEN – A Whole School Approach

 

Fees (euro):

Fee to be confirmed for 2018/2019 intake

Application fee of €25.00 applies

Application Process:

APPLICATION PROCESS IS CLOSED FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 INTAKE

APPLICATIONS FOR 2018/2019 COURSES 

 

Application Forms will be available for download from the St. Angela’s College website from Thursday 1 February 2018. The closing date for receipt of applications is  Thursday 1 March 2018.

The commencement of the Course is based on a minimum of 20 applicants per Education Centre. The applicant may be offered a place in an Education Centre that was not a first preference.

Education Centres in the Border, Midland and Western (BMW) region

 

Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre                    071 9620383

Donegal Education Centre                                           074 9723487

Mayo Education Centre                                                094 9020700

Monaghan Education Centre                                      047 74000

Sligo Education Centre                                                   071 9138700

Next Intake:

Academic Year 2018-2019

Closing Date:

Programme Overview

This programme is offered at pre-undergraduate level in collaboration with Education Centres in the Border, Midland and Western (BMW) region for those currently working as Special Needs Assistants in primary, post-primary and specialist settings and those who are interested in a position as a Special Needs Assistant but not currently working in the area. The programme is accredited by NUI, Galway and is a recognised Department of Education and Skills (DES) qualification.

A modular course completed over one year.

Modules are:

  • Introductory module - Overview of SNA support - Role of the SNA
  • Students with Special Educational Needs
  • Social and Curricular Inclusion for students with SEN  A Whole School Approach

Assessment is continuous, with each of the 3 modules being assessed independently on the basis of an assignment or equivalent.

Career Opportunities

Students may be working in schools as Special Needs Assistants or wish to gain employment in this area. The course is also of benefit to those who are interested in working in/already working in the early childhood sector, other educational settings or working as a personal assistant/carer. 

Contact Details

Centre for Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity
Education Department,
St. Angela's College,
Lough Gill,
Co. Sligo.
Tel. 353 71 9195550/ 353 71 9195552
Email:education@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

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