Course Description


QQI LEVEL 5 AND 6 SNA COMBINED ONLINE is a course run by Progressive College, Dublin. It is an Online course with a duration of complete at your own pace. For more information about QQI LEVEL 5 AND 6 SNA COMBINED ONLINE at Progressive College, please review the details below.

Course Delivery:

This course is delivered fully online, own pace and can be started anytime.


This course consists of three component certificates:

  • QQI Level 5 Component Certificate in Special Needs Assisting
  • QQI Level 5 Component Certificate in Children with Additional Needs
  • QQI Level 6 Component Certificate in Special Needs Assisting

The College of Progressive Education’s QQI Level 5 & Level 6 Minor Award Special Needs Assisting Course is a qualification that will allow you to work as a special needs assistant. This combined SNA Online course consists of three modules: Special Needs Assisting (Level 5 5N1786), Children with Additional Needs (Level 5 5N2396), and Special Needs Assisting (Level 6 6N1957). This course provides the learner with an in-depth understanding of children with additional needs, the role of a special needs assistant, and Irish Legislation.

Completing this SNA course will ensure you gain valuable insight from all three modules which makes you stand out when seeking employment. Upon completing this course, you will hold a QQI Level 5 & Level 6 Minor Award in Special Needs Assisting enabling you to work as a special needs assistant.

Course Fee Information:

Pay In Full – €650

Pay In Installments – €745

(€150 deposit & 3 monthly instalments paid consecutively of €198.33 starting when the course begins)


Course Content

During this course, you will learn about development and learning in children with special needs and about the role of an SNA. You will learn about child development and behaviour theories. Learners will also explore different activities that promote physical, social, emotional and intellectual development in children with a variety of disabilities. This course will explore the role of the Multi-Disciplinary Teams to ensue integration, inclusion, and equal opportunities. This SNA Online Course also includes an overview of the primary and secondary school curriculum.

Modules of this course includes:

  • Record Keeping
  • Disability Awareness
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Integration and Inclusion
  • Irish Legislation – EPSEN Act
  • Individual Education Plans (IEP’s)
  • Educational Provisions
  • Drama, Music
  • General Learning Difficulties

All our tutors are highly qualified in their field and have considerable experience in the field of special needs education. Our tutors are extremely supportive to all learners who are new in their journey in the area of special needs assisting.

Entry Requirements & Assessments


Minimum age is 17 Years. All learners must have a good standard of English.

Currently the Department of Education and Science stipulates that all those gaining full-time employment in schools must have at least 3 passes at Junior Certificate or equivalent.

Applicants should also indicate how they plan to obtain their work experience during the course if they are not already working in the area.



Continuous Assessment

Location & Date:

Location Start Delivery Access
Online Anytime Own Pace 12 Months to Complete
The QQI LEVEL 5 AND 6 SNA COMBINED ONLINE course at Progressive College is listed in's national courses finder.
Training ProviderProgressive College
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 2
Course TypeOnline Learning
Course Durationcomplete at your own pace
Course TimeStart anytime complete at your own pace
Course Fee650
Course Code5N1786/5N2396/6N1957
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Course Provider

Progressive College

38 Parliament Street, Dublin 2, Co. Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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