Level 3 Award in Working with Children and Young People with Special Needs

This course is ideal for those people who wish to work with children who have special needs.


Academic Year: 2023/24
Course Code: 10401
Campus: Bangor, Lisburn, Newcastle
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Early Years
Course Overview

The OCN NI Level 3 Award in Working with Children and Young People with Special Needs (QCF) is designed to provide the practitioner with the skills and knowledge required to enable them to work effectively with children and young people with special needs.

The qualification is targeted at individuals who wish to pursue a career in the area of working with children and young people with special needs or those requiring further training in this area.

The award comprises of 1 unit: Working with children and young people with special needs.

You want to enhance your knowledge of working in special needs.

Theories and strategies of working with special needs.

The specialist teaching.

You can apply for work as a classroom assistant in the special needs sector.

There are no specific entry requirements. However, candidates should either be working with children/young people with special needs or have an interest in working in this area.

Students will need to complete their classroom assistant course or Childcare to be classroom assistant – this course gives them more knowledge to build upon skills of working with children with special needs.

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Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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