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Level: 2

Location: Distance Learning

Years: 1

Weeks: 16


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Tuition (£): 300.00*

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Course Summary

This course is designed for those who are currently working - or would like to work - within the health and social care sector. It provides knowledge that may be applied to a wide range of job roles within health and social care settings.

The course develops your understanding of the principles required to ensure that an individual with learning disabilities is provided with high-quality person-centred care. It offers information on the principles of safeguarding and protection, an introduction to personalisation in social care, the principles of positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities, and awareness of autistic spectrum conditions.

It is a short course delivered via distance learning.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to study this course. It is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.

Course Content

You will cover issues such as:

  • Understanding 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?

To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the six mandatory units as detailed in the qualification specification. Written answers are assessed by the assessor.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

£300, including all resources, certification and registration.

What can I do after this course?



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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

Lauren Hudson

Lauren Hudson

Derby College Student of the Year prepares to start nursing degree

Taking a Level 3 course in Health and Social Care has left Derby College Student of the Year Lauren Hudson well prepared for a degree in nursing.
High-achieving Lauren, who has just left college with a distinction star, was thinking of studying for A-levels at sixth form but opted instead for the more hands-on course at the Roundhouse. As part of her course the Matlock teenager also gained valuable practical experience with Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust through the college's Employer Academy initiative.
One of her placements included working as a health care assistant at the Specialist Assessment & Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC) on London Road, where Lauren helped to assess older people who have had a fall. Lauren really enjoyed her time at Derby College.
She said she found the lecturers to be supportive, but at the same they gave students the freedom to learn independently. She added: "I'm looking forward to going university and I'd definitely recommend the Level 3 in Health and Social Care to anyone thinking of taking a nursing degree."

I'm pleased I took the Health and Social Care course as I think it is more suited to what I'm going to be doing on my nursing degree course at the University of Birmingham. Thanks to Derby College I feel well prepared for starting my degree this September.

For example, my college course included units which are directly related to nursing, such as public health and how to go about finding statistics.

These units are covered in my degree, obviously in much more depth than at college, but the knowledge I already have of them from my level 3 course will be useful.

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