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THE OPEN COLLEGE

Course Timeframes: Component Awards: Students can complete any of these programmes within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the programme they can request an extension through the college.

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Major Awards: These Major awards consist of 8 separate components and are generally completed over 10-12months.

Study Options: Distance Learning: Students can complete programmes within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. There are no lectures to attend and all course materials are provided. Some courses however do have supervised exams as part of the assessment processes which require brief attendance. Please check individual courses for details.

Additional Supports:

3 Interest free Easy Payment Plans available with all our Courses. 3 Insurance Cover will be provided during work placements if required and at no extra cost. 3 Garda Vetting Service.

Contact details:

www.theopencollege.com Leopardstown Business Centre, Dublin 18 Tel: 353 1 2061828 Email: info@theopencollege.com

www.facebook.com/TheOpenCollege www.twitter.com/TheOpenCollege

FETAC Level 5 and 6 Awards

Teaching & Special Needs

Attendance Learning: The same FETAC programmes can be completed over 3-5 Full Attendance Days. Check our website – www.theopencollege.com for all future attendance dates.

Teaching & Special Needs Courses


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Teaching & Special Needs Courses Thank you for your Prospectus request and welcome to The Open College, Ireland’s largest dedicated provider of FETAC Award courses with a choice of over 70 courses. All of our courses are FETAC approved and brought to you by fully qualified and industry experienced tutors with many years of experience.

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Children with Additional Needs (FETAC Level 5)

2.

Disability Awareness (FETAC Level 6)

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Special Needs Assisting (FETAC Level 5)

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Special Needs Assisting (FETAC Level 6)

5.

Understanding Special Needs (FETAC Level 5)

Accreditation: The Open College has agreed its quality assurance procedures with FETAC and is registered with FETAC to offer programmes leading to FETAC awards. This official recognition authorises us to offer programmes leading to FETAC awards within the National Framework of Qualifications in Ireland. The Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland. Following successful completion on any of our programmes you will receive a FETAC award. There is a registration fee payable with most courses to include administration, moderation and FETAC accreditation. This fee is €85 on component awards and €165 on Major Awards. For additional information on the programmes listed in this booklet please visit our website – www.theopencollege.com If you have any further queries you can call our Helpline on 01 2061828 or 01 2061829.


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Children with Additional Needs (FETAC Level 5 ) l

Course Fee: See our leaflet – Course list and fees. Award: FETAC Level 5 component Certificate in children with Additional Needs (5N2396). l Format: Distance Learning programme. l

Course Details: This module is designed to enable the learner develop skills, gain knowledge and attitudes necessary to work with children who have additional needs. The learner will gain an understanding of the support needed to ensure children are fully included and integrated in a variety of care and educational environments. It aims to provide the learner with an understanding of the context of special needs, associated issues and approaches used as well as oering an overview of the legislation and policy development relating to children with additional needs in Ireland today. Course documentation for this journalism course is detailed, comprehensive and easy to read. This FETAC accredited, distance learning course means that students can study flexibly at home, or at work, while gaining an internationally accredited Qualification.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites: l

Level 4 Certificate or Leaving certificate and/or relevant work and life experiences. l As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative. l Students must be competent in both written and spoken English. l If you take this course by distance learning the course material will be posted to you. You can complete and return assignments/projects which must be typed rather than handwritten either by post or by email. l For more details on participation suitability course please visit our website.

Assessment: Project 100% The project work for this module is broken into two assignments amounting to 100%. l

For assignment One you are required to choose a Learning disability to base your project on. l For assignment Two you are required to choose a physical disability to base your project on. For additional information on the programmes listed in this booklet please visit our website – www.theopencollege.com 1


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Disability Awareness (FETAC Level 6 ) l

Course Fee: See our leaflet – Course list and fees. Award: FETAC Level 6 Certificate in Disability Awareness (6N1975). l Format: Distance Learning programme. l

Course Details: Learners who complete this new programme will obtain the knowledge on different definitions of disability in relation to historical and cultural influences. Learners will acquire knowledge of various types of physical and learning disabilities. They will be familiar with the different assistive technology and teaching methods which will help with the negative aspects of each disability and will acquire an understanding of the various theoretical models of disability and will have an awareness of the different legal issues associated with disability.

Topics Covered: l

Unit 1: Types of Disabilities and Conditions Unit 2: Behaviour Difficulties and their Management l Unit 3: Specific Learning Difficulties l Unit 4: Self-Regulation and Social Skills Training. l

Who should complete this course? l

People who wish to pursue a career working with people who suffer from a disability. l People looking to gain a FETAC Level 6 Major Award in Early Childhood Care and Education - 6M2007.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites: l

Level 5 Certificate, or Leaving Cert, and/or equivalent qualifications, or relevant life and work experience. l As part of the assessment criteria for this course students’ will need to carry out practical demonstrations, all candidates who enrol for this course must have the agreement from their supervisor/manager in the work place to oversee their practical work. l If you take this course by distance learning the course material will be posted to you. You can complete and return assignments/projects which must be typed rather than handwritten either by post or by email. l As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative. l For more details on participation suitability course please visit our website.

Assessment: l l

Assignment 50% Learner Record 50% 2


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Special Needs Assisting (FETAC Level 5 ) l

Course Fee: See our leaflet – Course list and fees. Award: FETAC Level 5 Certificate in Special Needs Assisting (5N1786). l Format: Distance or Attendance Learning programme. l

Course Details: This module is designed to enable learners to work effectively as Special Needs Assistants and gain an understanding of the skills required to ensure children they are working with become independent learners. They will learn to work under the direction of the teacher and work as part of the multidisciplinary team. Through work experience the learner will gain invaluable hands on experience through which they will be able to apply theory to everyday tasks. Course documentation for this course is detailed, comprehensive and easy to read. This distance learning FETAC accredited course means that students can study flexibly at home, or at work, while gaining an Internationally Recognised Qualification.

Topics covered include: l

Unit 1: Context of Special Needs Unit 2: Good Practice l Unit 3: Relating to people with Special Needs l Unit 4: Relating to other Stakeholders l Unit 5: Special Needs Assisting Skills. l

Who should complete this course? l

People who wish to pursue a career as a SNA.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites: l

Level 4 Certificate or Leaving certificate and/or relevant work and life experiences. l As this programme is delivered through distance learning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative. l If you take this course by distance learning the course material will be posted to you. You can complete and return assignments/projects which must be typed rather than handwritten either by post or by email. l As part of the assessment criteria for this course students’ will need to carry out practical demonstrations, all candidates who enrol for this course must have the agreement from their supervisor/manager in the work place to oversee their practical work.

Assessment: l l

Assignment 50% Learner Record 50%

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Special Needs Assisting (FETAC Level 6 ) l

Course Fee: See our leaflet – Course list and fees. Award: FETAC Level 6 Certificate in Special Needs Assisting (6N1957). l Format: Distance Learning programme. l

Course Details: The purpose of this Special Needs Assisting programme is to equip the learner with the skills necessary to ensure adults or children with special needs are offered the same opportunity to access education compared to those who do not have special needs. Learners will examine the different educational options available for children in Ireland under current legalisation. This programme will outline the importance of the difference between an inclusive and integrated educational environment. The learner will also study the impact of special needs on behaviour and understand the different techniques to help with maladaptive behaviour. Learners will also understand the importance of stress management. Course documentation for this course is detailed, comprehensive and easy to read. This distance learning FETAC accredited course means that students can study flexibly at home, or at work, while gaining an Internationally Recognised Qualification.

Topics covered include: l

Provision of education under current legislation Education Options for people with special needs l Theories, skills and processes relevant to curriculum implementation l Differences between integration and inclusion. l

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites: l

Level 5 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences. l As part of the assessment criteria for this course students’ will need to carry out practical demonstrations, all candidates who enrol for this course must have the agreement from their supervisor/manager in the work place to oversee their practical work. l For more details on participation suitability course please visit our website.

Assessment: l l

Project 50% Skills Demonstration 50%

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Understanding Special Needs (FETAC Level 5 ) l

Course Fee: See our leaflet – Course list and fees. Award: FETAC Level 5 Minor Certificate in Understanding Special Needs (5N1709). l Format: Distance Learning programme. l

Who should complete this course? This new module is designed to give learners an understanding of the context of special needs, associated issues with special needs and approaches to ensuring the needs of children with special needs are met. Learners will gain broad knowledge of a range of special needs, the cause, treatment and interventions also.

Learners who successfully complete this course will: 4

Appreciate the context of children with special needs in Ireland. 4 Be aware of the range and characteristics of the more common types of special needs conditions 4 Be aware of the importance of working as part of the multidisciplinary team and understanding the value of good communication skills. 4 Demonstrate knowledge of best practice when working with children who have special needs. 4 Become aware of legislative and policy developments relating to children with special needs as well as an understanding the history of special needs in Ireland. 4 Gain an understanding of the dierent learning programmes and therapy available to help children with special needs. 4 Be aware of the issues faced by the child with the special need as well as the issues faced by the family on a daily basis. 4 Be aware of local and national services available for those with special needs. 4 Gain an understanding of the issues associated with working in specialist settings in public, private and voluntary childcare educational environments..

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites: l

Level 4 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences. l For more details on participation suitability course please visit our website.

Assessment: l l

Learner Record 40% Assignment 60%.

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THE OPEN COLLEGE

Course Timeframes: Component Awards: Students can complete any of these programmes within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the programme they can request an extension through the college.

Let us Help you Succeed

Major Awards: These Major awards consist of 8 separate components and are generally completed over 10-12months.

Study Options: Distance Learning: Students can complete programmes within 3 months which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. There are no lectures to attend and all course materials are provided. Some courses however do have supervised exams as part of the assessment processes which require brief attendance. Please check individual courses for details.

Additional Supports:

3 Interest free Easy Payment Plans available with all our Courses. 3 Insurance Cover will be provided during work placements if required and at no extra cost. 3 Garda Vetting Service.

Contact details:

www.theopencollege.com Leopardstown Business Centre, Dublin 18 Tel: 353 1 2061828 Email: info@theopencollege.com

www.facebook.com/TheOpenCollege www.twitter.com/TheOpenCollege

FETAC Level 5 and 6 Awards

Teaching & Special Needs

Attendance Learning: The same FETAC programmes can be completed over 3-5 Full Attendance Days. Check our website – www.theopencollege.com for all future attendance dates.

Teaching & Special Needs Courses


FETAC Teaching & Special Needs Courses from The Open College