This qualification aims to give learners the 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 qualification is designed for learners who have an interest in, or who are already working in a variety of roles with, people with learning disabilities.
There are no formal entry requirements.
To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities, learners are required to successfully complete six 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
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 in the six mandatory units as detailed in the qualification specification and produce a portfolio of evidence.
You could consider other vocationally-related short courses.
This course could be a stepping stone to careers in the care and education sector.