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Certificate in Special Educational Needs (SEN) for Special Needs Assistants (SNA's)

Certificate in Special Educational Needs (SEN) for Special Needs Assistants (SNAs) Level 7, NFQ. This Certificate course is accredited by NUIG and is recognised by the Department of Education and Skills.

Entry Requirements:

Interest in the area.

Prospective applicants may be working in schools as Special Needs Assistants or wish to gain employment in this area.

The course is also of benefit to those who are interested in working in/already working in the early childhood sector, other educational settings or working as a personal assistant/carer. 


Programme Content & Structure

A part-time 80 hour modular course completed over 14 Saturdays, 10.00am – 4.00pm during the academic year.

Modules are (15 ECTS):

  • Introductory module

  • Students with Special Educational Needs;

  • Social and Curricular Inclusion for students with SEN – A Whole School Approach

Fees (euro):

Fee for 2019/2020 intake €800.00 

Application fee of €25.00 applies

Application Process:




Application Forms will be available for download from the St. Angela’s College website from 1 February 2019. The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 March 2019.

The commencement of the Course is based on a minimum of 20 applicants per Education Centre. The applicant may be offered a place in an Education Centre that was not a first preference.

Education Centres in the Border, Midland and Western (BMW) region

Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre                    071 9620383

Donegal Education Centre                                           074 9723487

Mayo Education Centre                                                094 9020700

Monaghan Education Centre                                      047 74000

Sligo Education Centre                                                   071 9138700

Next Intake:

Academic Year 2019-2020 - Application form will be available to download from:

1 February 2019

Closing Date: 2019-03-01


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Marymount, Carrick-on-Shannon
Co. Leitrim, Rep. of Ireland

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