Children with Additional Needs (5N2396)

Category: QQI

This course is suitable for those studying our QQI Level 5 Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education. 

It will equip you with the knowledge, skill and competence to work efficiently and effectively, under direction with young children with additional needs. It aims to provide the learner with the knowledge and understanding of the context of special needs, associated issues and approaches used.

You will learn about:

The history of special needs in Ireland

Legislation and Policy development relating to children with additional needs

Special needs conditions and impairments relating to children

Roles, responsibilities and support services available to children with additional needs

Approaches in interactions with children with special needs

Good practice with children with additional needs

Developmentally appropriate activities mindful of the safety, welfare and wellbeing of all children

Responsibility for own learning within a multidisciplinary team evaluating processes which lead to co-operation and effective communication within the team

Evaluating own practice to inform understanding relating to children with special needs, leading to an awareness of social, ethical and legal issues in relation to the education and care.


Assessment: Project 100%

Summer term (May), Wednesday nights. For specific date, times and fee, click here

Accreditation: QQI Children with Additional Needs (5N2396) Level 5

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