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National Training Programme for Special Needs Assistants

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Level 6 Diploma in Inclusive School Support

The National Training Programme for Special Needs Assistants, jointly offered by the UCD School of Education and the School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Systems, is a 10-month online programme fully funded by the Department of Education in partnership with the NCSE. The programme is for SNAs currently working within the Irish education system. SNAs do not have to be in a permanent role but need to be employed by the Dept of Education on a full-time or part-time basis to be eligible to apply.

The programme code for the Sept 24 intake is W566:

Download and complete National SNA Programme Application Form-September 2024, and apply for programme from UCD online application portal here.

School of Education

University College Dublin Belfield Dublin 4 Ireland
T: +353 1 716 7777