17 December, 2021 | Posted by Colm McDonnell

What Can I Do With SNA at Portobello Institute?

Within the world of education, Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) hold a vitally important role in the development and care of those with learning and other disabilities. At Portobello, we have two offerings of SNA education that will set you on the way to the extremely rewarding career of being an SNA.

SNA – QQI Level 5

Our QQI accredited Level 5 course in Special Needs Assisting is the perfect introduction to the discipline for those without any prior knowledge.

Taking place over the course of three months, this course is great whether you are pursuing a career in the area or simply learning how to take better care of a loved one.

This course will help you not only gain the knowledge but develop key characteristics like empathy and patience that are essential to working with our most vulnerable.

If it is a career you are looking to pursue, this award will allow you to enter a school setting and assist teachers with students with learning disabilities as well as working in hospitals and care homes with vulnerable adults

For more information visit the course page here.

SNA – QQI Level 6

If you want to enhance your SNA knowledge and skills even more, our QQI Level 6 SNA course is perfect.

You’ll build upon the foundational material you learned in your Level 5 and come out even more equipped to do the jobs mentioned above.

We offer a package whereby you can book both your Level 5 and Level 6 simultaneously.

To read success stories from our SNA graduates click here.

Get in Contact

If you are interested in any of our SNA qualifications, you can book a consultation call with our expert advisor George Boylan here, email george.boylan@portobelloinstitute.com or call 01 892 0041. 


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