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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, 9.30am – 3.30pm 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):

€700

Application Process:

APPLICATION PROCESS IS CLOSED FOR SEPTEMBER 2017 INTAKE 

THIS PROCESS WILL RE-OPEN IN FEBRUARY 2018.

 

Application Forms will be available for download from the St. Angela’s College website from 1st February 2017. The closing date for receipt of applications is 1st March 2017.

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 2017-2018

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. 

Career Opportunities

Contact Details

Program Administrator
Education Department
T: 353 71-9195550
F: 353 71-9144585
education@stangelas.nuigalway.ie

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