Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 5    (REMOTE or CLASSROOM)

Mon   Remote Click to Apply    Tues Blended    Click to Apply  Wednesday classroom Click to Apply 

Blended means the majority of classes in the classroom and some online


Duration: 12 Weeks

Tuition Fee:       €180

Start Date: 
Monday 25th September  2023 (Remote Teaching)

Tuesday 26th September   2023 (Blended)


Wednesday 27th September 2023 (Classroom)


The purpose of this online course is to provide the learner with the background knowledge, skills and competence required to work effectively, under direction, in a special needs setting.

Course Content:

  • The concept of special needs and its implications
  • Conditions and impairments, cause, diagnosis, prognosis and epistemology
  • Legislation and policy developments nationally and Internationally
  • Good practice when relating to individuals with special needs

Tuition Fee:       €180

Accreditation:   QQI Minor Award in Special Needs 5N1786


Tuesdays course is delivered in the classroom.

Important Information: The approach to delivery may have to be adjusted at short notice moving to Remote Teaching depending on advice from the Government. Refunds will NOT BE given if classes have to move online from the classroom. Please ensure that you have access to a device to support your learning and you are comfortable to move to Remote Teaching


Monday and Tuesday courses are delivered through Remote Teaching and Blended
• Course requirements for Online Learning
• Access to the use of a laptop/PC/tablet/smart phone
• Google Chrome is the recommended browser
• Good internet connection.

Students must have basic IT Skills.

Fee Information

Fees apply to all part-time programmes.

A fee waiver of 30% is provided for applicants in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment. Please also 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.

A fee waiver of 50% will apply for OAP applicants

A fee waiver of 40% will apply for Current Day Learner applicants

These discounts will apply to the tuition fee of the course, and is not applicable to examination fees.