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SNA Job-Seeking & Interview Skills Course

This unique, bespoke course has been carefully developed specifically for newly qualified, or trainee Special Needs Assistants to assist with job-seeking and interview skills.

We envisage a high rollout of SNA jobs this summer, as in the most recent education budget, it was announced that there will be 990 new SNA jobs created in 2022. This will take the number of SNAs in Irish schools to 18,000, the highest figure ever recorded (RTE, 2021).

Please see below for course details and upcoming dates.

Summary:

We are excited to offer Special Needs Assistants the opportunity to take part in our bespoke job seeking and interview skills course.

We have networked with school principals, SEN teachers, and SNA tutors in order to design a course that will be informative, interactive and leave you ready to seek and apply for jobs confidently.

this course will help gain job opportunities by improving your interview skills

Programme Profile and Timeframe:

This three-hour Job-Seeking & Interview Skills Course is conducted online through ZOOM, running from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Please see below for a list of upcoming dates.

On completion of this course learners will be able to: 

1. Seek suitable jobs in their local area, and sign up for subbing.
2. Complete a standard application – Understanding the advertisement and important facts. Types of contracts e.g Fixed term, part-time, temporary etc.
3. Understand the next step – A guide to shortlisting for interviews.
4. Answer interview questions – What to expect, including a list of commonly asked questions.
5. Dress confidently for an interview. 

There will also be time allocated to answer questions throughout the evening.

Who Should Complete This Course:

Those who wish to pursue a career as a Special Needs Assistant (SNA) in a childcare setting, primary school or secondary school.

People who have already completed their Special Needs Assisting modules who are now on the lookout for employment.

Those who want to gain an edge over other applicants who are applying for the same role.

Entry Requirements:

This course is designed for qualified or trainee Special Needs Assistants.

Course Materials:

All course materials are provided by Aspire Training.

Fees:

The fee for this course is €50.00, payable upon booking.



Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, 24th July 6.30 – 9.30 pm

job seeking and interview training wil improve your skillset and help get jobs


Room Rental at Aspire Training

If you are looking for a space to run classes, explore a new venture or work remotely, then we may have just the place!

Based in our premises here on the Dublin Road at N91 V2W7, this large room is suitable for a variety of classes, from education to exercise and all things in between.

With adjoining bathroom facilities, free parking, onsite coffee bar and location on the main Mullingar-Dublin Road, this may be the perfect spot for you!

For more information, or to book, please email aisling@aspiretraining.ie or call us on 0449341551.

Manual Handling

Manual Handling

Manual Handling Wednesday 10th July, 12-3pm location Aspire Training Bellview Buildings

BASIC IRISH FOR S.N.A’S

BASIC IRISH FOR S.N.A’S

Please see below for upcoming course dates:

Course 1:

Thursday,18th & 25th July, 6.30 – 9.30 p.m.

Course 2:

Thursday, 8th & 15th August, 6.30 – 9.30 p.m.

Contents:

-Basic oral and instructional phrases in Irish

-General conversation pertaining to SNAs in the classroom setting

-Focus will be on oral phrases rather than written Irish

Target Audience:

-Primary School SNAs

-SNA’s who have no prior knowledge of the Irish language

-SNA’s who would like to brush up on their basic conversational Irish

Certification:

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a digital Certificate of Attendance. 

Tutor: Maedhbh Hughes

Fees:

In order to complete registration and secure your place, the fee of €60.00 can be made over the phone, or via bank transfer upon booking.

BASIC IRISH FOR S.N.A’S

Special Needs Assisting Combined Programme (QQI Level 5 & 6) – Classroom Based

Special Needs Assisting Combined Programme (QQI Level 5 & 6) – Classroom Based

Coming, January 2024, in Letterkenny, Donegal, Castleblaney, Cavan, Kells, Castlebar, Longford, Mullingar, Athlone, Drogheda, Portlaoise, Kilkenny, Enniscorthy and Clonmel.

At Aspire Training, we are excited to offer learners the opportunity to complete both the QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Special Needs Assisting (QQI Code: 5N1786) and the Level 6 Minor Award in Special Needs Assisting (QQI Code: 6N1957) together and through direct classroom-based learning. Completing this course can enhance employment opportunities in a variety of places such as mainstream schools, special schools, and areas within general community care or advocacy.

Programme Profile and Timeframe:

This course is designed to enable learners to work effectively as Special Needs Assistants and gain an understanding of the skills required to ensure that the 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.

See the learning outcomes and assessment breakdown for QQI Level 5 here.

See the learning outcomes and assessment breakdown for QQI Level 6 here.

This programme is available in a variety of locations (see the bottom of the page for upcoming locations). Classes are delivered in person, and in comfortable venues across the country. There are 6 classes per module, via one weekly session, for 6 consecutive weeks accumulating to 18 hours in total. Or 36 hours for the combined Level 5 & 6 programme. As this is a QQI accredited course, learners must attend 80% of these hours in order to receive their QQI certificate.

Who Should Complete This Course:

Those who wish to pursue a career as a Special Needs Assistant (SNA) in a childcare setting, primary school or secondary school.

Teachers, childcare workers, childcare supervisors, and others who work with children with special needs.

People who wish to gain an accredited qualification and prefer classroom-based training.

Entry Requirements:

Learners must be aged 16 and above.

Fluent English is required and it is recommended that participants will have some relevant work or life experience in working with children with special needs.

Learner Admissions Policy

Click here to view our Learner Admissions Policy

IT Requirements

Although this is a classroom-based course, there are some IT requirements necessary:

– Basic working knowledge of how to use a computer, with access to the internet is required for this course. This includes how to send videos via e-mail to your tutor.

– How to use Microsoft Word/Google Documents. This includes how to type, save, edit and send documents and e-mails.

Work Experience:

There are 20 hours of work experience required per module, so 40 hours in total for the combined Level 5 & 6 SNA Programme. Learners are responsible for securing their own work experience. If any learner is having difficulty securing somewhere to complete their work experience, please let us know and we will try to assist. You will be given more information on work experience by your tutor. Please do not start work experience before you start the course.

Course Materials:

All course materials are provided by Aspire Training and will be sent out via email. You may like to have access to a printer to print your notes for class although bringing a laptop or tablet is encouraged.

Learners may wish to purchase the book: ‘Supporting Special Educational Needs: an SNA handbook’ by Eilis Flood and Deirdre Murphy. Which can be purchased at the link below.

https://www.borupress.ie/bookshop/94bexca6amvzd9ji99i49jjw71ctd1

Tutors:

All tutors on this programme are qualified in their specific fields to a minimum level of two above that of which they are teaching. Our tutors also have practical experience in their individual fields along with experience and qualifications in adult training and development.

Fees:

Learners completing both Level 5 and 6 Special Needs Assisting can avail of a discounted price of €750.00.

Payment is made, direct to our bank account or via card payment, in three installments as follows:

Payment 1: €250.00, Booking deposit, which is payable when booking to secure your place.

Payment 2: €250.00, the second installment is due 3 weeks after your start date.

Payment 3: €250.00, the remaining balance is due 6 weeks after your start date.

For learners who wish to complete individual modules, for example just Level 5 or just Level 6 (having previously completed their Level 5) the cost will be €400.00 per module.

In this case, payment 1 will be €200.00, and payment 2 will be €200.00.

Please note that deposits/fees paid are non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by us.

Funding:

If you are in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection, on a CE Scheme or participating in activation schemes you may be eligible for some funding. Please contact the office or your local employment office for further advice in relation to this.

More information on funding is available here

Next Steps Following Course Completion

This course leads to a level 5 and level 6 minor award on the National Frameworks of Qualifications. On successful completion of the course, participants will be qualified to work as SNAs in primary, post-primary, and special school settings.

Learners who completed either their SNA level 5, level 6 or both, can also use the credits towards completing their QQI Major Award in Level 5 5M2009 Early Childhood Care & Education and/or Level 6 6M2007 Early Childhood Care & Education.

Learners can also choose to further develop their skills and their understanding of Special Needs Assisting by completing a QQI Level 7 Certificate in Special Educational Needs for Special Needs Assistants. The programme is accredited by NUI, Galway and is a recognised Department of Education and Skills (DES) qualification.

Reasonable Accommodation

It is the responsibility of the learner to inform Aspire Training in sufficient time in order for a Reasonable Accommodation request to be processed, reviewed and for any necessary steps to be put in place. The process for assessing and implementing Reasonable Accommodations for assessment of learners with special requirements requires the learner to:

– Inform Aspire Training, through the registration form, of any special requirement as soon as enrolment has taken place.

– Notify their tutor or administration staff of their need for special requirement(s).

– Complete a special requirements form and return this to Aspire Training with a letter from their doctor or medical professional to confirm their needs in relation to special accommodation(s).

The link for this form is available within the Learner Handbook issued by Aspire Training at the start of a programme. The completed form and the medical evidence will be reviewed by the Academic Committee and the learner will be notified of the outcome.

Course: Dates:
QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs
Assisting
Combined Programme

Tutor: TBC

Location: Athlone

Venue: Athlone Springs Hotel

Level 5 Dates:

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 16th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 23rd , 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 30th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 6th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

 Level 6 Dates:

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 5th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 12th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 26th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

Course: Dates:
QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs
Assisting
Combined Programme

Tutor: TBC

Location: Mullingar

Venue: Aspire Training

Level 5 Dates:

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 16th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 23rd , 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 30th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 6th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

 Level 6 Dates:

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 5th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 12th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 26th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

Course: Dates:
QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs
Assisting
Combined Programme

Tutor: TBC

Location: Donegal

Venue: TBC

Level 5 Dates:

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 16th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 23rd , 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 30th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 6th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

 Level 6 Dates:

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 5th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 12th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 26th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

Course: Dates:
QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs
Assisting
Combined Programme

Tutor: TBC

Location: Letterkenny

Venue: TBC

Level 5 Dates:

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 16th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 23rd , 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 30th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 6th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

 Level 6 Dates:

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 5th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 12th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 26th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

Course: Dates:
QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs
Assisting
Combined Programme

Tutor: TBC

Location: Cavan

Venue: TBC

Level 5 Dates:

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 16th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 23rd , 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 30th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 6th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

 Level 6 Dates:

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 5th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 12th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 26th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

Course: Dates:
QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs
Assisting
Combined Programme

Tutor: TBC

Location: Castleblayney

Venue: TBC

Level 5 Dates:

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 16th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 23rd , 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 30th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 6th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

 Level 6 Dates:

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 5th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 12th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 26th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

Course: Dates:
QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs
Assisting
Combined Programme

Tutor: TBC

Location: Kells

Venue: TBC

Level 5 Dates:

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 16th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 23rd , 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 30th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 6th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

 Level 6 Dates:

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 5th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 12th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 26th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

Course: Dates:
QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs
Assisting
Combined Programme

Tutor: TBC

Location: Drogheda

Venue: TBC

Level 5 Dates:

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 16th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 23rd , 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 30th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 6th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

 Level 6 Dates:

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 5th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 12th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 26th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

Course: Dates:
QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs
Assisting
Combined Programme

Tutor: TBC

Location: Longford

Venue: TBC

Level 5 Dates:

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 16th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 23rd , 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 30th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 6th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

 Level 6 Dates:

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 5th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 12th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 26th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

Course: Dates:
QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs
Assisting
Combined Programme

Tutor: TBC

Location: Ennis

Venue: TBC

Level 5 Dates:

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 16th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 23rd , 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 30th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 6th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

 Level 6 Dates:

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 5th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 12th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 26th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

Course: Dates:
QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs
Assisting
Combined Programme

Tutor: TBC

Location: Portlaoise

Venue: TBC

Level 5 Dates:

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 16th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 23rd , 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 30th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 6th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

 Level 6 Dates:

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 5th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 12th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 26th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

Course: Dates:
QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs
Assisting
Combined Programme

Tutor: TBC

Location: Kilkenny

Venue: TBC

Level 5 Dates:

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 16th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 23rd , 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 30th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 6th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

 Level 6 Dates:

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 5th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 12th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 26th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

Course: Dates:
QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs
Assisting
Combined Programme

Tutor: TBC

Location: Clonmel

Venue: TBC

Level 5 Dates:

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 16th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 23rd , 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 30th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 6th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

 Level 6 Dates:

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 5th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 12th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 26th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

Course: Dates:
QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs
Assisting
Combined Programme

Tutor: TBC

Location: Enniscorthy

Venue: TBC

Level 5 Dates:

Tuesday, January 9th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 16th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 23rd , 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, January 30th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 6th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 13th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

 Level 6 Dates:

Tuesday, February 20th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 5th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 12th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 19th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, March 26th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

Course: Dates:
QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs
Assisting
Combined Programme

Tutor: TBC

Location: Castlebar

Venue: Mayo Training Institution

Level 5 Dates:

Monday, January 15th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Monday, January 22nd, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Monday, January 29th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Monday, February 5th, 2024: NO CLASS (Bank Hol)
Monday, February 12th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Monday, February 19th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Monday, February 26th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

 Level 6 Dates:

Monday, March 4th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Monday, March 11th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Monday, March 18th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Monday, March 25th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Monday, March 19th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm
Monday, April 1st, 2024: NO CLASS (Bank Hol)
Monday, April 8th, 2024: 7 pm – 10 pm

Babysitting Course


Summary


We are excited to offer Ireland’s first babysitting course. This course will teach all of the fundamental skills required to safely look after children from birth to 12 years and will prepare you to become a capable and trusted sitter. In fact, 9 out of 10 parents surveyed said they would be more inclined to hire a trained sitter who holds our certification. Upon completion of this course, learners will receive an Aspire Training, Certificate of Attendance, along with a Basic Paediatric First Aid Certificate, and learners will also be guided through Tusla’s Introduction to Children First child protection course, which is also certified.

Programme Profile and Timeframe

This is an online tutor led course. It runs over four sessions, each session will be three hours in duration.

On completion of this course learners will have gained:

Child Care Skills


Safety Skills


First Aid & Rescue Skills

IT Requirements


As this course is run online, via Zoom, there are some IT requirements necessary. Please see below:


– Learners should have a basic working knowledge of how to use a computer, with access to the internet. This includes how to send and receive email, and email attachments.


– Learners will have reasonable knowledge of Zoom or similar platforms.


– Learners will know how to use Microsoft Word/Google Documents. This includes how to type, save, edit and send documents and e-mails.


– Learners must have access to a computer with sound and a working microphone

Entry Requirements


This course is open to everyone aged 15 and above.

Course Materials


All course materials are provided by Aspire Training.

Fees


The fee for this course is €120.00, payable upon booking.

Dates
Our next babysitting course is starting soon, and will run on the following dates

Tuesday July 9th 10am-1pm

Thursday July 11th 10am-1pm

Tuesday July 16th 10am-1pm

Thursday July 18th 10am-1pm

QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to meet the full range of needs of older people in a variety of care settings.

Course Breakdown:

1 Discuss a range of age related issues to include healthy ageing, global and national demographic trends, the normal physiological and psychological processes of ageing, the social impact of ageing on older people and differing attitudes to ageing and older people.

2 Analyse the roles of the health care assistant in promoting positive attitudes to ageing and of statutory and voluntary agencies in promoting the well being of older people.

3 Examine a range of concepts and practices to include preparation for retirement and the ethnic and cultural influences on the older person.

4 Explore a range of older people’s needs to include physical, social, emotional, psychological, recreational, financial, environmental and spiritual needs.

5 Summarise the role of the health care assistant in providing care for older people.

6 Discuss the issues related to an older person with mental illness or dementia and of living with chronic illness.

7 Recognise the individual needs of the dying older person and their families.

8 Summarise the range of the care settings for older people and the members of the healthcare team available in each care setting.

9 Explore a range of specific services that are available for older people to include education, lifelong learning, retirement/the workplace and leisure 10 Analyse current approaches towards developing quality in the provision of services for older people and their families to include standards and quality assurance.

11 Employ effective communication with the older person, their family and the multi disciplinary team.

12 Adapt care and practices to meet the needs of older people with cognitive and sensory impairment and physical disabilities.

13 Exercise duties in a way that is respectful to the person’s body after death.

14 Promote a range of aspects of care for the older person to include empowerment, advocacy, independence, individualised care, dignity, respect, choice, self esteem and include family and carers as partners in care.

15 Give assistance in the identification of how health promotion issues can be promoted in care settings for older people and in the provision of therapeutic interventions that will enhance the social interactions and quality of life of the older person.

Course Timeframe:

New Dates Coming Soon

Entry Requirements:

Learners must have completed their Leaving certificate, a Level 4 certificate or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Special Needs/Childcare/Healthcare) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please contact our office to discuss more about this.

English Language Proficiency: Learners entering programmes leading to Level 5 awards are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information.

Fees:

The cost of this module is €250.00.

The payment for this module is made in two instalments as follows:

Payment 1: €125.00 Booking deposit, this is payable when booking to secure your place.

Payment 2: €125.00 payable after 3 weeks.

Please note that deposits are non-refundable, unless the course is changed or cancelled by ourselves. Refund of fees is not payable to learners who do not complete the course or assessments.

Funding:

If you are in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection, on a CE Scheme or participating in activation schemes, you may be eligible for some funding. Please contact the office for further advice in relation to this.

Protection for Learners

Protection of Enrolled Learners (‘PEL’) is a legal requirement for providers to put in place arrangements to ensure that if a programme of education and training ceases prematurely, learners will be able to complete a similar programme with another provider, or have their moneys refunded.

As Aspire Training continues to make quality improvements we are currently working on changing our PEL arrangements from using alternate providers, to using insurance arrangements. This will ensure contingency and learners will receive the most up-to-date information in the Learner Handbook.

Reasonable Accommodation

To reinforce inclusion for all our learners we offer customised learning support for individual applicants who require accommodations. Aspire Training provide a range of supports for learners to ensure that our programmes and services are accessible to all.

Upon registration for a course or programme with Aspire Training, learners will be asked to state any additional requirements needed so that the appropriate supports for teaching, learning and assessment can be considered. It is important that you discuss your needs with us as early as possible. If you would like to discuss this prior to registration, please contact info@aspiretraining.ie

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QQI Level 5 Care Skills (5N2770)

The purpose of QQI Level 5 Care Skills is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to care for clients in a safe and hygienic environment.

Course Breakdown:

1. Identify relevant groups of people in need of health care

2. Examine the physical, emotional, social, psychological and spiritual needs of a range of groups of people, taking into account individual variation

3. Identify the hygiene needs of dependent clients

4. Discuss the prevention of pressure sores

5. Demonstrate knowledge of the correct procedures for the cleaning and replacement of a range of patient equipment

6. Adapt levels of assistance to the needs of particular clients

7. Demonstrate a range of interpersonal skills when dealing with clients to include empathy, respect, patience and effective communication skills

8. Exercise initiative to improve client involvement in social events, outings and occupational therapy and physiotherapy

9. Contribute to the maintenance of safe and hygienic environments for clients to include the safe disposal of soiled linen

10. Assist clients with dressing, grooming, eating, drinking, toileting, continence promotion, mobility and where appropriate, social needs

11. Apply client safety and security procedures to include appropriate on site client care procedures for washing, bathing, showering, positioning, moving and handling

12. Give assistance that enhances the privacy, dignity, independence and positive self image of clients in care

13. Give assistance to clients in the use of a range of care equipment to include sensory equipment, aids to encourage independence and mechanical aids including mobility aids, feeding aids, washing aids, elimination aids and hoists

14. Report changes in the client’s condition to the relevant Supervisor

15. Complete client documentation where appropriate. 

Course Timeframe:

New Dates Coming Soon

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must be aged 16 and above to apply

Learners must have completed their Leaving certificate, a Level 4 certificate or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Special Needs/Childcare/Healthcare) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please contact our office to discuss more about this.

English Language Proficiency: Learners entering programmes leading to Level 5 awards are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information.

Fees:

The cost of this module is €250.00.

The payment of this module is made in two instalments as follows:

Payment 1: €125.00 Booking deposit, this is payable when booking to secure your place.

Payment 2: €125.00 payable after 3 weeks.

Please note that deposits are non-refundable, unless the course is changed or cancelled by ourselves. Refund of fees is not payable to learners who do not complete the course or assessments.

Funding:

If you are in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection, on a CE Scheme or participating in activation schemes, you may be eligible for some funding. Please contact the office for further advice in relation to this.

Protection for Learners

Protection of Enrolled Learners (‘PEL’) is a legal requirement for providers to put in place arrangements to ensure that if a programme of education and training ceases prematurely, learners will be able to complete a similar programme with another provider, or have their moneys refunded.

As Aspire Training continues to make quality improvements we are currently working on changing our PEL arrangements from using alternate providers, to using insurance arrangements. This will ensure contingency and learners will receive the most up-to-date information in the Learner Handbook.

Reasonable Accommodation

To reinforce inclusion for all our learners we offer customised learning support for individual applicants who require accommodations. Aspire Training provide a range of supports for learners to ensure that our programmes and services are accessible to all.

Upon registration for a course or programme with Aspire Training, learners will be asked to state any additional requirements needed so that the appropriate supports for teaching, learning and assessment can be considered. It is important that you discuss your needs with us as early as possible. If you would like to discuss this prior to registration, please contact info@aspiretraining.ie

Learners also completed QQI Level 5 Care of the Older Person

QQI Courses

Introduction to Infection Prevention and Control

Summary:

We are excited to offer learners the opportunity to take part in our bespoke Introduction to Infection Prevention and Control course.

This course will enable learners to enter educational environments with the knowledge and skills to stop the spread of infection. There will be a strong focus on COVID-19.

Programme Profile and Timeframe:

This is a three-hour course, running from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm. Please see below for a list of upcoming dates.

On completion of this course learners will be able to: 

1. Define infection prevention and control.
2. List the principles of infection prevention and control.
3. Explain the chain of infection, and how to break it.
4. List the standard precautions for breaking the chain of infection.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of good hand hygiene.
6. Define and demonstrate decontamination.
7. Demonstrate safe waste management.

There will also be time allocated to answer questions throughout the evening.

Entry Requirements:

This course is designed for people working in educational environments.

You must be aged 16 or above.

Course Materials:

All course materials are provided by Aspire Training.

Fees:

The fee for this course is €50.00, payable upon booking.

Dates:

Dates announced soon

QQI Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood Care and Education (5M2009)

QQI Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood Care and Education (5M2009)

Important notice regarding the current Level 5 & 6 Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programmes. (23/08/2023)

As the current childcare awards are deactivating later this year, and being replaced with new awards called Early Learning and Care, we are limited in who we can accept on the programme. Guidelines are as follows

A – No learner is recruited onto a programme who does not already have significant credit towards the award (90 credits or more).

B – No accelerated versions of a validated programme should be used.

Therefore, we will only be registering learners with 6 or more modules already completed, and who wish to complete their major award. Please contact the office on 044 93 41551 if you have any queries.

The QQI Level 5 Major Award in Early Childhood Care and Education consists of 120 credits.

There are eight modules, each worth 15 credits (120 in total), some of which are mandatory modules, and some of which are elective (you choose two). At Aspire Training, the programme modules offered are as follows:

Level 5 – Module Name:Credit Value:
Child Development 5N1764 (Mandatory) 15 Credits
Child Health and Well Being 5N1765 (Mandatory)15 Credits
Early Care and Education Practice 5N1770
(Mandatory)
15 Credits
Early Childhood Education and Play 5N1773 (Mandatory)15 Credits
Work Experience 5N1356 (Mandatory)15 Credits
Communications 5N0690 (Mandatory)15 Credits
Social Studies 5N1370 (Optional)15 Credits
Level 5 Special Needs Assisting 5n1786 (Optional) 15 Credits
Level 6 Special Needs Assisting 6N1957 (Optional) 15 Credits

You must complete all of the mandatory modules, plus optional modules, to the value of 30 credits to achieve your full Level 5 Major Award.

Early childcare and childhood education training

Course Structure

Aspire Training currently offers the QQI Level 5 Early Childhood Care and Education Programme onine.

Distance learning offers learners the opportunity to complete their studies from home. Participants in these courses will receive 1:1 support from their tutors in the form of skype/zoom calls, email, live chat, and a tutor will be available during office hours, via phone call, to answer any queries that might arise between sessions.

Sessions may be accommodated online or onsite depending on a learner’s needs, location, and government COVID 19 guidelines.

Once a learner has registered, their tutor will contact them to discuss a learning plan that will suit the needs, and availability, of the learner. 

Tutors

All tutors on this programme are qualified in their specific fields to a minimum of degree level (Level 8). Our tutors also have practical experience in their individual fields along with experience and qualifications in adult training and development.

Course Materials

Learners will be issued with all assessment materials and sent a recommended online reading list for each module. Some modules will require the purchase of a book (usually retailing at €30 new, but widely available second hand). Check out BookDepository.com or similar sites.

Who should complete this course?

All childcare staff, managers and supervisors who wish to meet the educational childcare courses requirements of the ECCE scheme.

Childcare staff who wish to gain an accredited qualification in childcare or those aiming to progress to supervisory and management roles.

Entry Requirements

Learners must have completed their Leaving certificate or equivalent ( i.e. a Level 4 certificate or equivalent in a relevant subject area such as Special Needs/Childcare/Healthcare and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please contact our office to discuss more about this.

English Language Proficiency: Learners entering programmes leading to Level 5 awards are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information.

As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.

IT Requirements

As this is currently an online SNA course, there are some IT requirements necessary:

– Basic working knowledge of how to use a computer, with access to the internet is required for this course. This includes how to send videos via e-mail to your tutor.

– How to use Zoom

– How to use Microsoft Word/Google Documents. This includes how to type, save, edit and send documents and e-mails.

– Learners must have access to a computer with sound and a working microphone

Work Experience

Learners completing this programme should have access to, at least, 20 hours of voluntary work in an early years setting, per module.

Fees

The fee for each module is €295. Payment is made on a module-by-module basis; learners are not expected to pay for all eight modules upfront. A deposit of €100.00 is required to secure your place and the remaining balance of €195 is due two weeks after a module commences.

If a learner wishes to book all eight modules together, we can offer the full course, of eight modules, at a discounted price of €1450.00.

Funding:

If you are in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection, on a CE Scheme, or participating in activation schemes you may be eligible for some funding. Please contact the office on 044 93 41551 for further advice in relation to this.

More information on the funding process and how to apply is available here.

Next Steps Following Course Completion

This course leads to a level 5 award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Students who successfully complete this programme may use this Level 5 award towards completing the QQI Level 6 Advanced Major Award in Early Childhood Care and Education – 6M2007.

Registration:

Click on the link below if you would like to secure your place on this childhood care and education training course: https://aspiretraining.ie/registration-form/

Protection for Learners


Protection of Enrolled Learners (‘PEL’) is a legal requirement for providers to put in place arrangements to ensure that if a programme of education and training ceases prematurely, learners will be able to complete a similar programme with another provider, or have their moneys refunded.

As Aspire Training continues to make quality improvements we are currently working on changing our PEL arrangements from using alternate providers, to using insurance arrangements. This will ensure contingency and learners will receive the most up-to-date information in the Learner Handbook.

Learner Admissions

Click here to view our Learner Admissions Policy

Reasonable Accommodation

It is the responsibility of the learner to inform Aspire Training in sufficient time in order for a Reasonable Accommodation request to be processed, reviewed and for any necessary steps to be put in place. The process for assessing and implementing Reasonable Accommodations for assessment of learners with special requirements requires the learner to:

– Inform Aspire Training, through the registration form, of any special requirement as soon as enrolment has taken place.

– Notify their tutor or administration staff of their need for special requirement(s).

– Complete a special requirements form and return this to Aspire Training with a letter from their doctor or medical professional to confirm their needs in relation to special accommodation(s).

The link for this form is available within the Learner Handbook issued by Aspire Training at the start of a programme. The completed form and the medical evidence will be reviewed by the Academic Committee and the learner will be notified of the outcome.


** Although some of our courses are indeed self-paced, we do still expect learners to complete their coursework within a 6 month time period. If you feel like you will need longer than this, please contact the office.

Special Needs Assisting Combined Programme (QQI Level 5 & 6) – SNA Programme

Special Needs Assisting Combined Programme (QQI Level 5 & 6) – SNA Programme

Below is information regarding our online SNA Programme. Please click here for information regarding our classroom based SNA Programme.

Summary of online SNA course:

At Aspire Training, we are excited to offer learners the opportunity to complete both the QQI Level 5 Minor Award in Special Needs Assisting (QQI Code: 5N1786) and the Level 6 Minor Award in Special Needs Assisting (QQI Code: 6N1957) together and online via distance learning. Completing this online SNA course can enhance employment opportunities in a variety of places such as mainstream schools, special schools, and areas within general community care or advocacy.

Programme Profile and Timeframe:

This online SNA course is designed to enable learners to work effectively as Special Needs Assistants and gain an understanding of the skills required to ensure that the 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.

See the learning outcomes and assessment breakdown for QQI Level 5 here.

See the learning outcomes and assessment breakdown for QQI Level 6 here.

This programme is currently run online and is very similar to physical classes, where a group of learners will attend a tutor-led online class once a week. Classes are live, and not recorded, therefore you will not have access to classes outside of the designated class time. There are 6 classes per module, via one weekly 3-hour zoom session for 6 consecutive weeks accumulating to 18 hours in total. As this is a QQI accredited course, learners must attend 80% of these hours in order to receive their QQI certificate.

Dates for the next QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs Assisting Combined Programme have been announced. It will commence on August 14th and will run for 12 weeks in total (6 weeks for each level). The 12 sessions are scheduled to run from 7PM – 10PM online via zoom every Wednesday, for the 12 weeks.

For any learners who have previously completed a level 5 SNA module, we can take you on for our next Level 6 module which also commences Wednesday, September 25th 7pm – 10pm.

Click here to see a more in-depth schedule for our current and upcoming SNA courses.

Who Should Complete This Course:

Those who wish to pursue a career as a Special Needs Assistant (SNA) in a childcare setting, primary school or secondary school.

Teachers, childcare workers, childcare supervisors and others who work with children with special needs.

People who wish to gain an accredited qualification and do not have the time to attend location-based classes.

Entry Requirements:

Learners must be aged 16 and above.

Fluent English is required and it is recommended that participants will have some relevant work or life experience in working with children with special needs.

Learner Admissions Policy

Click here to view our Learner Admissions Policy

Access, Transfer and Progression

Access

Aspire Training Ltd is committed to doing as much as we can to facilitate learners’ entry and successful participation in our programmes. Access to our programmes is based on the learner having achieved a certification on the National Framework of Qualifications which is no lower than one level below the level of the training programme for which they are registering. If they cannot readily evidence achievement of this level then they may consider Recognition of Prior Learning.

Transfer

Many of our programmes involve minor awards which are components of major awards. Minor awards achieved with Aspire Training may be used towards major awards with other providers, and we will assist learners to identify such transfer opportunities on request.

Progression

Some minor awards at one level on the National Framework of Qualifications may be prerequisites for progression to programmes at a higher level on the framework. We will assist learners with the identification of such progression opportunities on request.


IT Requirements

As this is currently an online SNA course, there are some IT requirements necessary:

– Basic working knowledge of how to use a computer, with access to the internet is required for this course. This includes how to send videos via e-mail to your tutor.

– How to use Zoom

– How to use Microsoft Word/Google Documents. This includes how to type, save, edit and send documents and e-mails.

– Learners must have access to a computer with sound and a working microphone

Work Experience:

There are 20 hours of work experience required per module, so 40 hours in total for the combined Level 5 & 6 SNA Programme. Learners are responsible for securing their own work experience. If any learner is having difficulty securing somewhere to complete their work experience, please let us know and we will try to assist. You will be given more information on work experience by your tutor. Please do not start work experience before you start the course.

Course Materials:

All course materials are provided by Aspire Training and will be available through various online platforms.

Learners may wish to purchase the book: ‘Supporting Special Educational Needs: an SNA handbook’ by Eilis Flood and Deirdre Murphy. Which can be purchased at the link below.

https://www.borupress.ie/bookshop/94bexca6amvzd9ji99i49jjw71ctd1

Tutors:

All tutors on this programme are qualified in their specific fields to a minimum level of two above that of which they are teaching. Our tutors also have practical experience in their individual fields along with experience and qualifications in adult training and development.

Fees:

Learners completing both Level 5 and 6 Special Needs Assisting can avail of a discounted price of €695.00.

Payment is made, direct to our bank account or via card payment, in two installments as follows:

Payment 1: €347.50, a 50% Booking deposit, which is payable when booking to secure your place.

Payment 2: €347.50, the remaining balance is due 3 weeks after your start date.

For learners who wish to complete individual modules, for example just Level 5 or just Level 6 (having previously completed their Level 5) the cost will be €375.00 per module.

In this case, payment 1 will be €187.50, and payment 2 will be €187.50.

Please note that deposits/fees paid are non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by us.

Funding:

If you are in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection, on a CE Scheme or participating in activation schemes you may be eligible for some funding. Please contact the office or your local employment office for further advice in relation to this.

More information on funding is available here

Next Steps Following Course Completion

This course leads to a level 5 and level 6 minor award on the National Frameworks of Qualifications. On successful completion of the course, participants will be qualified to work as SNAs in primary, post-primary, and special school settings.

Learners who completed either their SNA level 5, level 6 or both, can also use the credits towards completing their QQI Major Award in Level 5 5M2009 Early Childhood Care & Education and/or Level 6 6M2007 Early Childhood Care & Education.

Learners can also choose to further develop their skills and their understanding of Special Needs Assisting by completing a QQI Level 7 Certificate in Special Educational Needs for Special Needs Assistants. The programme is accredited by NUI, Galway and is a recognised Department of Education and Skills (DES) qualification.

Protection for Learners

Protection of Enrolled Learners (PEL) is a legal requirement for providers, to ensure that if a programme of education and training ceases prematurely, learners will receive either training with an alternate provider, or a refund. Aspire Training has a PEL insurance policy in place should this ever happen.

Reasonable Accommodation

It is the responsibility of the learner to inform Aspire Training in sufficient time in order for a Reasonable Accommodation request to be processed, reviewed and for any necessary steps to be put in place. The process for assessing and implementing Reasonable Accommodations for assessment of learners with special requirements requires the learner to:

– Inform Aspire Training, through the registration form, of any special requirement as soon as enrolment has taken place.

– Notify their tutor or administration staff of their need for special requirement(s).

– Complete a special requirements form and return this to Aspire Training with a letter from their doctor or medical professional to confirm their needs in relation to special accommodation(s).

The link for this form is available within the Learner Handbook issued by Aspire Training at the start of a programme. The completed form and the medical evidence will be reviewed by the Academic Committee and the learner will be notified of the outcome.

Upcoming and Current SNA Timetable

Course: Dates:
August, 2024

QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs
Assisting
Combined Programme




Location: Online
Level 5 Dates:

Wednesday, August 14th:  7 pm – 10 pm
Wednesday, August 21st : 7 pm – 10 pm
Wednesday, August 28th: 7 pm – 10 pm
Wednesday, September 4th: 7 pm – 10pm
Wednesday, September 11th: 7pm – 10pm
Wednesday, September 18th: 7pm – 10pm
Level 6 Dates:

Wednesday, September 25th: 7pm – 10pm
Wednesday, October 2nd:7pm – 10pm
Wednesday, October 9th: 7pm – 10pm
Wednesday, October 16th: 7pm – 10pm
Wednesday, October 23rd:7pm – 10pm
Wednesday, October 30th:7pm – 10pm
 
Course: Dates:
June, 2024

QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs
Assisting
Combined Programme




Location: Online
Level 5 Dates:

Monday, July 1st:    7 pm – 10 pm
Monday, July 8th:    7 pm – 10 pm
Monday, July 15th:    7 pm – 10 pm
Monday, July 22nd:    7 pm – 10pm
Monday, July 29th: 7pm – 10pm
Monday, August 5th: Bank Holiday – No Class
Monday, August 12th: 7pm – 10pm
Level 6 Dates:

Monday, August 19th: 7pm – 10pm
Monday, August 26th: 7pm – 10pm
Monday, Sept 2nd : 7pm – 10pm
Monday, Sept 9th : 7pm – 10pm
Monday, Sept 16th: 7pm – 10pm
Monday, Sept 23rd: 7pm – 10pm
Course: Dates:
May, 2024

QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs
Assisting
Combined Programme


Tutor: Felicity Magliocco

Location: Online
Level 5 Dates:

Monday, May 13th:    7 pm – 10 pm
Monday, May 20th:    7 pm – 10 pm
Monday, May 27th:    7 pm – 10 pm
Monday, June 3rd :    Bank Holiday -No Class
Monday, June 10th:    7 pm – 10 pm
Monday, June 17th:    7 pm – 10pm
Monday, June 24th: 7pm – 10pm
Level 6 Dates:

Monday, July 1st: 7pm – 10pm
Monday, July 8th: 7pm – 10pm
Monday, July 15th: 7pm – 10pm
Monday, July 22nd: 7pm – 10pm
Monday, July 29th: 7pm – 10pm
Monday, August 5th: Bank Holiday – No Class
Monday, August 12th: 7pm – 10pm
Course:Dates:
April, 2024

QQI Level 5 & 6 Special Needs
Assisting
Combined Programme


Tutor: Sabrina Linnane

Location: Online
Level 5 Dates:

Tuesday, April 23rd:    7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, April 30th:    7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, May 7th:      7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, May 14th:    7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, May 21st:    7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, May 28th:    7 pm – 10pm

Level 6 Dates:

Tuesday, June 18th: 7pm – 10pm
Tuesday, June 25th: 7pm – 10pm
Tuesday, July 2nd: 7pm – 10pm
Tuesday, July 9th: 7pm – 10pm
Tuesday, July 16th: 7pm – 10pm
Tuesday, July 23rd: 7pm – 10pm

qqi accredited course

QQI Level 5 Palliative Care

Summary:

Learners who complete this level 5 Palliative Care course will obtain knowledge and understanding relating to the care of people with life-limiting conditions.

Palliative care is an approach to care focusing on promoting comfort through relieving pain and other symptoms. The aim of palliative care is to enhance the quality of life of those living with life-limiting progressive conditions and their families.

This course can enhance skills and employment opportunities for those working in the area of care support. Other learners who choose to do this course may include those who are close to a person receiving palliative care.

On completion of this course, learners will be issued with a QQI Level 5 Component Certificate in Palliative Care. This course is worth 15 credits and can also be used as credit value towards a variety of QQI Major Awards.

Programme Profile and Timeframe:

This programme module endeavours to provide the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to enable them to care for and address the needs of a person and their family after the diagnosis of a life-limiting illness, in a dignified, inclusive and holistic manner.

The next date for this course has not yet been scheduled. It is an online learning programme, conducted via ZOOM. The course runs for 8 weeks, with one 3-hour session per week, accumulating to 24 hours in total. As this is a QQI accredited course, learners must attend 80% of these hours in order to receive their QQI certificate.

Palliative Care training programme

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must be aged 16 and above to apply

Learners must have completed their Leaving certificate, a Level 4 certificate or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Special Needs/Childcare/Healthcare) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please contact our office to discuss more about this.

English Language Proficiency: Learners entering programmes leading to Level 5 awards are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information.

Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, stable broadband connection, email, Microsoft Office or Google Documents, recording equipment necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment.

As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.

Work Experience:

Work experience is not a mandatory requirement to pass this programme.

Course Materials:


All course materials are provided by Aspire Training and will be available through an online platform that suits the individual learner.

Tutors:

All tutors on this programme are qualified in their specific fields to a minimum level of two above that of which they are teaching. Our tutors also have practical experience in their individual fields along with experience and qualifications in adult training and development.

Tutoring Methodologies

A variety of methods and approaches are used including: practical demonstrations, oral presentations / interviews, individual tutorial support, assignments and projects, work experience, discussions and debates, role play and attendance by specialist guest speakers.

Fees:

The cost of this module is €295.00

Payment is made in two instalments as follows:

Payment 1: €145.50 Booking deposit, this is payable when booking to secure your place.

Payment 2: €145.50 payable after 3 weeks.

Please note that deposits are non-refundable, unless the course is changed or cancelled by ourselves. Refund of fees is not payable to learners who do not complete the course or assessments.

Funding:

If you are in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection, on a CE Scheme or participating in activation schemes, you may be eligible for some funding. Please contact the office for further advice in relation to this.

Click on the link below if you would like to secure your place on this training course: https://aspiretraining.ie/registration-form/

Next Steps Following Course Completion

This course leads to a Level 5 award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Students who successfully complete this programme may use this Level 5 credit towards completing a Major FETAC award in any of the Major awards mentioned below:

Nursing Studies 5M4349.
Health Service Skills 5M3782.
Healthcare Support 5M4339.

Protection for Learners


Protection of Enrolled Learners (‘PEL’) is a legal requirement for providers to put in place arrangements to ensure that if a programme of education and training ceases prematurely, learners will be able to complete a similar programme with another provider, or have their moneys refunded.

As Aspire Training continues to make quality improvements we are currently working on changing our PEL arrangements from using alternate providers, to using insurance arrangements. This will ensure contingency and learners will receive the most up-to-date information in the Learner Handbook.


Reasonable Accommodation

To reinforce inclusion for all our learners we offer customised learning support for individual applicants who require accommodations. Aspire Training provide a range of supports for learners to ensure that our programmes and services are accessible to all.

Upon registration for a course or programme with Aspire Training, learners will be asked to state any additional requirements needed so that the appropriate supports for teaching, learning and assessment can be considered. It is important that you discuss your needs with us as early as possible. If you would like to discuss this prior to registration, please contact info@aspiretraining.ie

Course:Dates:
QQI Level 5 Palliative Care Course


Tutor: John Conroy


Location: Online
Wednesday, September 20th: 7 pm – 10 pm
Wednesday, September 27th: 7 pm – 10 pm
Wednesday, October 4th: 7 pm – 10 pm
Wednesday, October 11th: 7 pm – 10 pm
Wednesday, October 18th: 7 pm – 10 pm
Wednesday, October 25th: 7 pm – 10 pm
Wednesday, November 1st: 7 pm – 10 pm
Wednesday, November 8th: 7 – pm – 10 pm

Manual Handling Training

Manual handling injuries are the largest single cause of accidents within the workplace in Ireland. To comply with the 2007 Manual Handling Regulations, all staff engaged in the handling of products and loads must hold a certificate in manual handling training.


This training course will provide learners with the skills to safely carry out daily manual handling tasks correctly and minimise injury, particularly back injuries, to all participants.

This course is perfect for those companies and businesses returning to work after COVID restrictions ease, where employees are involved with lifting, moving or carrying items.

Course Duration: 3 hours and a max of 10 participants and minimum of 3 participants.

Course Location: Aspire Training, Bellview Buildings, Petitswood, Dublin Road, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath N91 V2W7

Manual Handling Training Ireland

Course Content

Introduction

Objectives

Legislation – Employer and Employee

Injuries – Anatomy; Injuries

Assessing Tasks – The Load; Individual Capability; The Task; The Work Environment

Principles – Principles of Manual Handling; Demonstration

Practical – Practical Exercise; Applying principles to given situations

Assessments – Practical demonstration assessment; Brief written or oral assessment; Feedback

Manual Handling training course

Upon Completion of this course, learners will;

Understand the meaning and importance of safe manual handling

Explain the most common causes of manual handling related injuries in the workplace

Understand both the employee and employer’s legal responsibilities in relation to manual handling

Be able to successfully asses different tasks and capabilities

Have carried out practical exercises of the principles and skills they have learned

QQI Level 6 Disability Awareness (6N1975)

Summary:

Learners who complete this course will enhance their skills and knowledge on different models and types of disability, including physical and learning disabilities. They will also learn the historical and cultural backgrounds of disability awareness.

Learners will become familiar with the different assistive technologies and teaching methods which will help with the negative aspects of each disability. They will also acquire an understanding of the various theoretical models of disability and will have an awareness of the different legal issues associated with disability.

Employment opportunities include a wide variety of positions within the social care sector, healthcare sector, or with those with intellectual disabilities.

Programme Profile and Timeframe:

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence in the models and types of disabilities, and the legal and social structures and services in place to accommodate disabilities at national and community level and in the workplace.

The assessment for this course is as follows:

Assignment – 50%

Learner Record – 50%

See more about these assessments here.


This programme is currently run online, over 6 weeks. Each week, there is a 3-hour zoom class, accumulating to 18 hours in total. As this is a QQI accredited course, learners must attend 80% of these hours in order to receive their QQI certificate.


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Entry Requirements:


Applicants must be aged 16 and above to apply

Learners must have completed their Leaving certificate, a Level 5 certificate or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Special Needs/Childcare/Healthcare) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please contact our office to discuss more about this.

English Language Proficiency: Learners entering programmes leading to Level 5 awards are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information.

Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, stable broadband connection, email, Microsoft Office or Google Documents, recording equipment necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment.

Work Experience:

Work experience is not a mandatory requirement to pass this programme. We do, however, encourage our learners to complete some voluntary work experience over the duration of the programme. Learners who wish to complete voluntary work can be issued with a letter from Aspire Training confirming they are enrolled on the course.

Course Materials:

All course materials are provided by Aspire Training and will be available through an online platform that suits the individual learner.

Tutors:

All tutors on this programme are qualified in their specific fields to a minimum level of two above that of which they are teaching. Our tutors also have practical experience in their individual fields along with experience and qualifications in adult training and development.

Tutoring Methodologies

A variety of methods and approaches are used including: practical demonstrations, oral presentations / interviews, individual tutorial support, assignments and projects, work experience, discussions and debates, role play and attendance by specialist guest speakers.

Fees:

The cost of this module is €350.00.

Payment is made in two installments as follows:

Payment 1: €175.00 Booking deposit, this is payable when booking to secure your place.

Payment 2: €175.00 payable on week three of the course.

Please note that deposits are non-refundable, unless the course is changed or cancelled by ourselves.

Funding:

If you are in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection, on a CE Scheme or participating in activation schemes, you may be eligible for some funding. Please contact the office for further advice in relation to this. 

More information on the funding process and how to apply is available here.

Next Steps

This course leads to a level 6 award on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Learners can use this credit towards completing the Level 6 Major Award in Early Childhood Care & Education – 6M2007.


Protection for Learners

Protection of Enrolled Learners (‘PEL’) is a legal requirement for providers to put in place arrangements to ensure that if a programme of education and training ceases prematurely, learners will be able to complete a similar programme with another provider, or have their moneys refunded.

As Aspire Training continues to make quality improvements we are currently working on changing our PEL arrangements from using alternate providers, to using insurance arrangements. This will ensure contingency and learners will receive the most up-to-date information in the Learner Handbook.

Learner Admission

Click here to view our Learner Admission Policy


Reasonable Accommodation

It is the responsibility of the learner to inform Aspire Training in sufficient time in order for a Reasonable Accommodation request to be processed, reviewed and for any necessary steps to be put in place. The process for assessing and implementing Reasonable Accommodations for assessment of learners with special requirements requires the learner to:

– Inform Aspire Training, through the registration form, of any special requirement as soon as enrolment has taken place.

– Notify their tutor or administration staff of their need for special requirement(s).

– Complete a special requirements form and return this to Aspire Training with a letter from their doctor or medical professional to confirm their needs in relation to special accommodation(s).

The link for this form is available within the Learner Handbook issued by Aspire Training at the start of a programme. The completed form and the medical evidence will be reviewed by the Academic Committee and the learner will be notified of the outcome.

Course: Dates:
QQI Level 6 Disability Awareness

Tutor: Felicity Magliocco

Location: Online
Tuesday, August 1st: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, August 8th: 7 pm – 10 pm (NO CLASS)
Tuesday, August 15th: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, August 22nd: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, August 29th: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, September 5th: 7 pm – 10 pm
Tuesday, September 12th: 7 pm – 10 pm

Click on the link below if you would like to secure your place on this training course: https://aspiretraining.ie/registration-form/

QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care & Education (6M2007)

QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care & Education (6M2007)

Important notice regarding the current Level 5 & 6 Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programmes. (23/08/2023)

As the current childcare awards are deactivating later this year, and being replaced with new awards called Early Learning and Care, we are limited in who we can accept on the programme. Guidelines are that

A – No learner is recruited onto a programme who does not already have significant credit towards the award (90 credits or more).

B – No accelerated versions of a validated programme should be used.

Therefore, we will only be registering learners with 6 or more modules already completed, and who wish to complete their major award. Please contact the office on 044 93 41551 if you have any queries.

The QQI Level 6 Major Award in Early Childhood Care and Education consists of 120 credits.

There are seven modules, each worth 15 credits (105 in total), and the remaining 15 credits are usually made up of learners having completed their Level 5 Childcare Award. There are five mandatory modules and the remaining modules are taken from a specific list of optional modules. At Aspire Training the level 6 childcare modules offered are as follows:

Level 6 – Module Name: Credit Value:
Childhood Social Legal and Health Studies 6N1945 (Mandatory) 15 Credits
Early Childhood Curriculum 6N1944 (Mandatory) 15 Credits
Supervision in Early Childhood Care 6N1973 (Optional, but advised) 15 Credits
Child Development 6N1942 (Mandatory) 15 Credits
Work Experience 6N1946 (Mandatory) 15 Credits
Communications 6N1950 (Mandatory) 15 Credits
Child Psychology 6N2023 (Optional) 15 Credits
Special Needs Assisting 6N1957 (Optional) 15 Credits

You must complete all of the mandatory modules, plus optional modules, to the value of 30 credits to achieve your full Level 6 Major.

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Course Structure

Aspire Training currently offers the QQI Level 6 Early Childhood Care and Education Programme fully online.

Distance learning offers learners the opportunity to complete their studies from home. Participants in these courses will receive 1:1 support from their tutors in the form of skype/zoom calls, email, live chat, and a tutor will be available during office hours, via phone call, to answer any queries that might arise between sessions.

Sessions may be accommodated online or onsite depending on a learner’s needs, location, and government COVID 19 guidelines.

Once a learner has registered, their tutor will contact them to discuss a learning plan that will suit the needs, and availability, of the learner. 

Tutors

All tutors on this programme are qualified in their specific fields to a minimum of degree level (Level 8). Our tutors also have practical experience in their individual fields along with experience and qualifications in adult training and development.

Course Materials

Learners will be issued with all assessment materials and sent a recommended online reading list for each module. Some modules will require the purchase of a book (usually retailing at €30 new, but widely available second hand).

Entry Requirements

Learners must have completed their Leaving certificate, a Level 4 certificate or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Special Needs/Childcare/Healthcare) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please contact our office to discuss more about this.

English Language Proficiency: Learners entering programmes leading to Level 5 awards are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information.

As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative.

IT Requirements

As this is currently an online SNA course, there are some IT requirements necessary:

– Basic working knowledge of how to use a computer, with access to the internet is required for this course. This includes how to send videos via e-mail to your tutor.

– How to use Zoom

– How to use Microsoft Word/Google Documents. This includes how to type, save, edit and send documents and e-mails.

– Learners must have access to a computer with sound and a working microphone

Work Experience

It is recommended that learners completing this programme should have access to at least 20 hours of voluntary work in an early years setting, per module.

Fees

The fee for each module is €295. Payment is made on a module-by-module basis; learners are not expected to pay for all eight modules upfront. A deposit of €100.00 is required to secure your place and the remaining balance of €195 is due two weeks after a module commences.

If a learner wishes to book all eight modules together, we can offer the full course, of eight modules, at a discounted price of €1450.00 or seven at a discounted price of €1150.00.

Funding:

If you are in receipt of a payment from the Department of Social Protection, on a CE Scheme, or participating in activation schemes you may be eligible for some funding. Please contact the office on 044 93 41551 for further advice in relation to this.

More information on the funding process and how to apply is available here.

Next Steps Following Course Completion

This Level 6 Childcare Major award programme is listed on the Higher Education Links Scheme, and, on successful completion, may be used to obtain access to a course at a higher level (e.g Level 7 or 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications).

Read more about progression opportunities here.

Protection for Learners


Protection of Enrolled Learners (‘PEL’) is a legal requirement for providers to put in place arrangements to ensure that if a programme of education and training ceases prematurely, learners will be able to complete a similar programme with another provider, or have their moneys refunded.

As Aspire Training continues to make quality improvements we are currently working on changing our PEL arrangements from using alternate providers, to using insurance arrangements. This will ensure contingency and learners will receive the most up-to-date information in the Learner Handbook.

Learner Admissions

Click here to view our Learner Admissions Policy

Reasonable Accommodation

It is the responsibility of the learner to inform Aspire Training in sufficient time in order for a Reasonable Accommodation request to be processed, reviewed and for any necessary steps to be put in place. The process for assessing and implementing Reasonable Accommodations for assessment of learners with special requirements requires the learner to:

– Inform Aspire Training, through the registration form, of any special requirement as soon as enrolment has taken place.

– Notify their tutor or administration staff of their need for special requirement(s).

– Complete a special requirements form and return this to Aspire Training with a letter from their doctor or medical professional to confirm their needs in relation to special accommodation(s).

The link for this form is available within the Learner Handbook issued by Aspire Training at the start of a programme. The completed form and the medical evidence will be reviewed by the Academic Committee and the learner will be notified of the outcome.


Click on the link below if you would like to secure your place on this training course: https://aspiretraining.ie/registration-form/