SNA Job-Seeking & Interview Skills Course – Aspire Training

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.


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.

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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.


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

Upcoming Dates:

Thursday 21st September.

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