Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

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The course is designed for any learner working or intending to work in health care settings, to develop their knowledge and understanding. This is primarily for those within healthcare and social care but may also be useful to those working in education or housing support roles.
This qualification aims to give learners knowledge and understanding to work with individuals with learning disabilities or difficulties. They will explore the principles of safeguarding and positive risk taking and gain awareness of the autistic spectrum.
The objectives of this qualification are to prepare learners for employment and to support a role in the workplace where the individual may work or interact with people with learning disabilities.
Distance learning is a great way of learning remotely without being in regular face-to-face contact with a teacher or an assessor. Students have the flexibility to study at home or at work, fitting in their course around other life and work commitments.

Who is this Course for?

This course is designed for adult learners studying part time as a hobby or to support a change in their career.

What progression and career opportunities will I gain?

This course will prepare learners for further training and support a role in the workplace where learners need knowledge on learning disabilities.

What are the entry requirements for the course?

You will need:

• To complete a satisfactory initial assessment in literacy skills

• To be 19 years of age to undertake the course

• It may also be useful to have already achieved a Level 1 qualification prior to this qualification.

What does the course involve?

This qualification consists of 6 mandatory units:

• Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities

• Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

• Introduction to personalisation in social care

• Principles of positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities

• Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions

• Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare

How will I be Assessed?

Each learner must create a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit.

You will be allocated an assessor who will support you through the learning process and assess your work, providing advice and guidance. You would be expected to complete the programme in 16 weeks.

When can I start?

This course is Distance Learning and has flexible start dates so you can start at any time throughout the year.

What qualification will I get?

On completion of this course you will recieve a Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities.

What do I do Next?

For information, advice and guidance please call Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306 306

Download The Course Information Sheet