Special Needs Assisting Level 5

Type of Course
NFQ Level
Start Date


Course Duration

6 Weeks

Course Fees
€595.00 (Part-Time)

How to Apply

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Is for individuals who are…

Interested in gaining the Special Needs Assisting Qualification with the opportunity to work in Mainstream Schools, Special Education facilities, Social Care, or Childcare Facilities as a Special Needs Assistant.

Looking for…

A Qualification that provides the knowledge, skills and aptitudes for the role and responsibilities of a Special Needs Assistant when working with children in a special needs setting.  Progress to the Special Needs Assisting at Level 6 or further study in this field.

To Become...

Special Needs Assistant
Childcare Professional
Social Care Professional

Build Your Path To Success

01. Achieve the Special Needs Assistant Level 5 Award

Dorset College is accredited by QQI Quality and Qualifications Ireland so you can feel confident that this Minor Award will provide the recognition you need to progress in your chosen field.

02. Make Things Happen

Maximise your career potential as you grow in confidence learning about special needs education in a student-centered learning environment with excellent opportunities for further study in this field.

03. Our Team of Teachers

Learn from highly qualified and experienced teachers who will support and prepare you for the real-life knowledge, skills, and competence required to work effectively in this field.

04. Knowledge and Experience

Enrich your learning experience in a diverse learning community. A friendly welcoming student-centered learning environment with teachers who support, mentor and guide you through the skills, knowledge and understanding of special need education.

Programme Details

Entry Requirements

An interest in gaining the skills on how to support children with special educational needs, within an educational environment or childcare facility. 


Please call us or visit the college if you wish to speak with a course advisor  who will be happy to explain the details of the course.


Start Date: 20/10/20

End Date: 26/11/20

Duration: 6 Weeks

Time: 18.30 to 21.30

Evening: Tuesdays and Thursdays + 1 Saturday


*A Special rate of €995.00 applies to those who book both courses Level 5 and Level 6 (Save €250.00)

Lecturer Profiles

Beverley Mole

Beverley Mole


Programme Fees


Additional Information

An exam fee of €40.00 is to be paid separately, post registration.

*If you complete the Special Needs Assisting Level 5 and wish to progress to Special Needs Assisting Level 6, you can avail of the combined special rate of €995.00(Save 250.00).

Application Process

A deposit of €150.00 is required to secure a place on this Course. The deposit or if you wish full payment of fees can be paid online. When we have received and reviewed your application the college will be in contact with you to discuss next steps.


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