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