Irish for Special Needs Assistants.

Tue7.oo to 9.oo pm • Duration: 4 weeks

Tuition Fee: €60

Commencement Date: Tuesday 21st February 2023


Are you an SNA?

Does your heart sink when you see the word “Gaelscoil” on a substitution position or a job advertisement?

Do you pass these opportunities by due to a lack of confidence in spoken Irish?

Do you think to yourself: ‘But I haven’t spoken Irish since I was in school myself!’

Then this course is for you.

Given by a Special Needs Assistant who has worked in a primary Gaelscoil, this will give you the key phrases and vocabulary to equip you to feel comfortable and confident working in a Gaelscoil setting.

The emphasis is not on grammar or written Irish: the course is based on oral communication to increase confidence in a primary Gaelscoil setting.


-Basic classroom Irish.

-Special needs Irish.

-Communicating with teachers and the Gaelscoil team.

-Holidays/festivals vocabulary: Christmas/Halloween/St. Patrick’s Day etc. and more

Course Delivery

This course is delivered in the classroom which may have to be adjusted at short notice depending on advice from the government.

Tuition Fee: €60

Commencement Date: Tuesday 21st February 2023


The following discounts will apply to the tuition fee of
the course and are not applicable to examination fees.

• €10 Discount if you apply online
• 30% discount CETB & QQI courses only, (does not include outside colleges i.e. NUI, IT’s, ITEC, UCC) is provided for applicants in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. (Please check other fee waiver entitlements with Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP), INTREO or your Local Employment Service (LES) office that you may be eligible for)
• 50% discount will apply for OAP applicants
• 40% discount will apply for Current Day Learner applicants
Hobby Course Discounts
• 50% discount will apply for OAP applicants only
Proof of Discounts can be emailed to