There are an estimated 1.5 million people living with a learning disability in the UK. The effects on individuals can vary widely and affect people of every age and background. Each individual with a learning disability is entitled to receive personalised and lifelong support provided by health and social care organisations and a network of carers.
This qualification will provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of issues surrounding different types of learning disabilities and how these affect individuals in their daily lives, including safeguarding, positive risk taking and an awareness of the autistic spectrum.
This course is split into 6 manageable units:
Unit 1: Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
Unit 2: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
Unit 3: Introduction to personalisation in social care
Unit 4: Principles of positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities
Unit 5: Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions
Unit 6:Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare.
This qualification is suited to anyone currently working, or looking to work, with individuals who have any form of learning disability. This course will enhance your knowledge and understanding of personalised care in this context.
Awarding body, assessment method and more
Studying via distance learning over approximately a 10-12 week period.
This means you can choose when and where you study.
This course is available:
- Fully Online
- Paper-based learning with online assessments
Depending on your chosen course there may be materials you will need to have in order to attend your studies. If you have any queries about required materials please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.