All learners must be fluent English speakers.
To qualify for the Special Needs Assistant FETAC Level 6 learners must have also successfully completed the Special Needs Assistant Training Certificate with The College of Progressive Education.
For other learners we would recommend that they have successfully completed at least one Special Needs Assistant component certificate at FETAC Level 5.
Learners should capable of undertaking self directed learning.
Applicants should also indicate how they plan to obtain their work experience during the course if they are not already working in the area.
Currently the Department of Education and Science stipulates that all those gaining full-time employment within the school system must have a full Junior Certificate or equivalent qualification including English, Irish and Mathematics.