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Monaghan Institute

Monaghan Institute


 

Early Childhood Care & Education - Special Needs Assistant - Advanced Cert


Course Code:  6M2007 ECS4
Award Code(s):  6M2007
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
This Advanced Certificate course gives learners all the practical skills and underpinning knowledge required for a career as a Special Needs Assistant (SNA). The course covers different settings to which a Special Needs Assistant maybe be appointed including: an early years setting, special school or mainstream school. It also meets the educational requirements for the ECCE Scheme. Many childcare settings are now seeking Level 6 qualifications for their employees in line with this scheme.

If you already have a childcare qualification or are currently working in the childcare field, this course will enhance your knowledge and skills in the area of Special Needs Assisting. Included in the award is the option of participating in a programme of coaching adapted physical activity to people with disabilities. Work experience within variety of educational setting forms an integral part of the course.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Child Development
Early Childhood Curriculum
Childhood Social, Legal and Health Studies
Creative Studies for Special Needs
Special Needs Assisting
Early Childhood Literacy & Numeracy
Work Experience
Team Leadership

 

Important: Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

 

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Sample Careers...
If you are interested in this course, then some of these occupations may be of interest. These suggestions are related by Career Sector and Career Interests, and may be worth exploring.
Charity Officer   Equality Officer  
Community Welfare Officer   Dance Teacher  
Psychologist - Educational   Teacher - Languages  
Exercise and Health Instructor   Teacher - Nursery/Playgroup   
Teacher - Primary School   Teacher - Post Primary  
IT Trainer   Teacher - Physical Education  
Teacher - Agricultural Science   Lecturer - Third Level   
Classroom Assistant   Staff Trainer  
Montessori Teacher   Teacher - Learning Support / Resource  
Art Therapist   Guidance Counsellor - Post Primary  
Teacher - English as a Foreign Language   Lecturer / Teacher- Further Education  
Funeral Director   Naturopath  
Health Educator/Promotion Officer   Vision Rehabilitation Therapists  
Paramedic / Emergency Medical Technician   Nurse - General  
Nurse - Psychiatric / Mental Health Care   Aromatherapist  
Nurse - Intellectual Disability   Speech & Language Therapist  
Acupuncturist   Psychologist - Sports  
Probation Officer   Garda  
Sociologist / Social Researcher   Psychologist  
Psychologist - Clinical   Counsellor  
Music Therapist   Social Care Worker / Practitioner  
Careers Adviser   Social Worker  
Guidance Counsellor - Adult Education   Psychotherapist  
Clergy / Religious Ministers   Community Education Officer  
Community Development Worker   Occupational Therapist  
Aid Worker - humanitarian    

Related Career Sectors...
This course prepares people for careers typically found in the sectors below. You can explore information relating to these sectors by clicking on the titles below.
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Progression Routes

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This course leads to a QQI Major Award, and provides progression opportunities to a number of Higher Education courses, including those in the CAO.

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