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QQI Award

St. Michael’s Special School caters for pupils with a broad range of strengths and needs. As part of our response to meeting the needs and responding to the strengths of our pupils we provide a school leavers programme focused on preparing our pupils for the next stage in their educational journey.


As part of this programme we offer QQI Certification at Level 3 on the National Framework. Where pupils demonstrate the appropriate prerequisite skills/knowledge, interest in, and willingness to engage they are offered the subjects listed below which lead to minor awards:

  • Communications 3N0880

  • Application of Number 3N0928

  • Personal Effectiveness 3N0565

  • Music Appreciation 3N0595

  • Health and Fitness 3N0531

  • Container Gardening 3N0883

  • Computer Literacy 3N0881

  • Art and Design 3N0608

  • Woodwork 3N0589

  • Craft Ceramics 3N1045

Upon completion some pupils may enrol in colleges of the National Learning Network where they may continue to pursue certification on the Access programme at  Level 3 QQI or a range of programmes at level 4 as appropriate.

To visit the QQI website for more information, click the link below:

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