• Code: HY
  • Certification QQI Level 6 Component Award in Inclusive Education and Training through Assistive Technology
  • Duration One Year


The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to acquire the knowledge skill
and competence, to design, promote and implement best practice in inclusive
education in a range of contexts and settings and or to progress to higher
education and training.
Students will learn the principles of an inclusive education model as they relate to
the development of a learning environment to include all learners

Programme of Study

Disability Awareness

  • Differentiated Learning and Instruction
  • Inclusive Education Practice
  • Assistive Technology
  • Assessment Practice
  • Health Promotion
  • Special Needs Assisting
  • Work Experience
  • Communications

Components subject to change

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • Leaving Certificate (minimum of five 06/H7’s or combination of five 06/ H7’s) or its equivalent. Extenuating circumstances may be considered
  • Leaving Certificate Applied Award
  • Full QQI Level 4 Award
  • Mature Applicants - experience will be considered in lieu of formal qualifications

Places are offered following successful interview. Applicants should have good basic literacy and mathematical skills.

Career Opportunities

This course is ideal for those wishing to pursue a career in inclusive education or training in the following areas:

  • Public and private health sectors for children and adults with disabilities
  • Working in the early childhood sector
  • Community care
  • Special needs assistant
Higher Education Progression*

Graduates are eligible to apply through the CAO and/or the Higher Education Links Scheme for entry to year one of a range of higher certificate and degree programmes at Institutes of Technology and Universities such as:
Education and Training (DC235)
Post Primary Education (DC010, DC011, DC012)
• UCD:
Social Policy and Sociology (DN750)

Please note that the courses listed
above are only a select few, many
other courses can be entered using
this FETAC award, please visit
www.careersportal.ie for more.

Course Co-Ordinator

Laura Cullen

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