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children with additional needs 5N2396 - Level 5

Children with Additional Needs (QQI Level 5)

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  • Course Fee: Special Offer price Now only: €229.
  • Award: QQI Level 5 component Certificate in Children with Additional Needs (5N2396).
  • NFQ Credit Value: 15 credits.
  • Format: Distance Learning course supported with fully qualified tutors & accredited by QQI.
  • Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.

Course Description

This QQI Level 5 Children with Additional Needs module is designed to enable the learner develop skills, gain knowledge and attitudes necessary to work with children who have additional needs. The learner will gain an understanding of the support needed to ensure children are fully included and integrated in a variety of care and educational environments.

It aims to provide the learner with an understanding of the context of special needs, associated issues and approaches used as well as offering an overview of the legislation and policy development relating to children with additional needs in Ireland today.

Students receive a comprehensive Course Manual, Assignments, Efficient Studyguide, and unlimited one-to-one Tutor Support for the course duration.

Course details

Topics covered include:

 

Unit 1:

  • History of special needs services in Ireland
  • Current legislation summary of main points
  • International policy to children with special needs.

 

Unit 2:

  • Physical Special Needs – Diagnosis, Treatment, Associated Conditions, Implications for the child and their family.
  • Learning Disabilities – Diagnosis, Treatment, Associated Conditions, Implications for the child and their family.
  • Language used in relation to special needs.

 

Unit 3:

  • What support is available locally and nationally
  • The role of the Special Needs Assistant
  • Role of the multidisciplinary team
  • Description of different learning and therapy programmes
  • Key elements – Good practice: Confidentiality & Independence.

 

Who should complete this course?

  • People who wish to pursue a career in Childcare or as a Special Needs Assistant.

 

Programme Entry Requirements:

  • Level 4 Certificate or Leaving certificate and/or relevant work and life experiences.
  • As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.
  • Students must be competent in both written and spoken English.
  • If you take this course by distance learning the course material will be posted to you.  You can complete and return assignments/projects which must be typed rather than handwritten either by post or by email.
  • If you take this course by eLearning you will need basic IT skills and have access to broadband.

This course leads to a level 5 award on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Students who successfully complete this programme may use this Level 5 credit towards completing a QQI Major award:

5M2009

5

Early Childhood Care & Education

Major

6.1.8 ChildCare

6M2007

6

Early Childhood Care & Education

Major

6.1.8 ChildCare

 

Assessment:

This course is assessed through two Projects which students must complete to demonstrate their understanding of various topics. Learners must complete the following:

  • Project 100%

Learners will be required to choose a learning disability they are interested in. They must research this special need in light of issues involved for the child themselves and the family, the educational options available, the treatments available and the responsibility of the government.

 

Accreditation

  • Following successful completion you will receive a QQI Component Certificate in Children with Additional Needs 5N2396.
  • QQI (Quality & Qualifications Ireland) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. The Open College is registered with QQI to offer programmes leading to QQI awards in the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland. Click here for details of the National Framework of Qualifications.
  • Click here for more detailed Accreditation information.
  • There is a €85.00 registration fee payable to include administration, moderation and QQI accreditation.

QQI Distance Learning Courses

Location & Dates

This QQI Children with Additional Needs (5N2396) course is completed through Distance Learning Course and there are no lectures to attend.

Students can complete this course within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.