QQI Level 5 & 6 SNA Courses Online
Our level 5 & 6 SNA course is a QQI accredited distance learning course. Once enrolled you will be assigned a tutor whom you can contact through email & phone. During your course, you will be required to complete 20 hours of work experience per module. After successfully completing this course you will be qualified to work as a special needs assistant in a primary and secondary school, with children with special educational needs.
QQI Level 5 & 6 SNA Courses Online
Our level 5 & 6 SNA (Special Needs Assistant) course is a QQI accredited distance learning course. Once enrolled you will be assigned a tutor whom you can contact through email & phone. During your course, you will be required to complete 20 hours of work experience per module. After successfully completing this course you will be qualified to work as a special needs assistant in a primary and secondary school, with children with special educational needs.
How distance learning works
Our QQI Special Needs Assistant Online courses (QQI SNA Courses) can be fully completed through our distance learning method with excellent tutor support.
As our learner, you will be issued with a username and password to access the course materials, so you can complete the childcare course at your own convenience. During the course you are fully supported by our full time in-house & highly qualified tutors, who are available to answer any of your questions & queries by both email and phone. Additional support is also provided through our online forums, where peer to peer discussions are facilitated.
The purpose of our online QQI Level SNA courses is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and competence in the practices and principles underpinning the role of a Special Needs Assistant, to enable you to work effectively under direction in a special needs assisting capacity.
Please note, there is an in-house training component to this course. For further details, please discuss with our training consultant.
Who Should Enrol?
The Level 5 & 6 Special Needs Assistant course (QQI SNA courses) will cater for a variety of adult learners ranging from school leavers with no previous experience in the ECCE sector to more mature adults with relevant life or work experience. Some of the latter will have previously had some education and training in childcare. More mature adults will frequently be seeking new career opportunities, be working in the home or currently working in the childcare sector. These will tend to opt for the part-time learning route to achieving the award. The course will be open to both male and female learners.
No particular skills, knowledge or competence will be required of you for successful completion of this course. However you will be expected to have a minimum of Level 4 Certificate standard of education or equivalent together with a strong interest in the provision of quality care and education for children, this is not mandatory. It is essential that you have competence in written and spoken English, along with computer literacy skills.
- Qualification gained: On successful completion, you will receive minor awards in Special Needs Assisting (5N1786), Children with Additional Needs (5N2396) and Special Needs Assisting (6N1957).
- Assessment method: Continuous assessment including work-based assignments, projects, skills demonstrations and learner records. No written exams are required for these modules.
- Work experience: You are required to obtain a minimum of 20 hours work experience per module with students or children with Special Educational Needs. The 60hrs of work experience are to be completed in a setting of age group 0-6 year olds.
- Exemptions: Recognition of prior learning can only by sought if you are working towards a major award.
- Career opportunities: Work as an SNA in ECCE (Major award required), Primary level or Second level. Progression to Further Education. Progression to 3rd Level education.
- Progression to further studies: You can progress to our QQI level 5 Childcare major award in ECCE on the National Framework of Qualifications.
Protection for learners
In compliance with Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training) Act 2012 Part 6, where Chevron College offers training programmes of 3 months duration or more, Learner Protection cover is in place via relevant financial product, should Chevron College cease to provide QQI programmes before learners have completed awards.
“Excellent opportunity for anyone who has the relevant experience as a healthcare assistant but lacks the qualifications. They provide online courses so that you do not have to attend a full-time college course and once you have the experience you can work while completing the modules through Chevron!”
Rowena O’Donovan – MyHomecare
QQI Level 6 Childcare
“Completed my level 6 childcare with chevron and couldn’t recommend a better online course. You can ring at any stage they’ll answer, email as soon as they can. Couldn’t of asked for more helpful people.”
QQI Level 5 Healthcare
“During my study and experience with chevron training , I always found tutors supportive and helpful. The layout of the course was easy to follow and if I needed a question answered the tutors would always help and ensure you fully understood the answer. I want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to Mairéad and all the team at Chevron Training . I would highly recommend Chevron Training to those working and seeking to get qualified in healthcare or childcare.”
QQI Level 5 Childcare
“I have recently started a new position as a Childcare Worker. I am so happy that I chose to get my qualifications with Chevron Training. I found the course to be enjoyable and inciteful. The tutors were available to answer any query and always replied promptly, and were so helpful and encouraging. It was wonderful to study at my own pace and would recommend Chevron Training to anyone. I am so grateful to be doing a job that I truly love.”