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Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

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. You will also build your awareness of safeguarding, positive risk taking and the autistic spectrum.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Health
Adult and Community
Location: Distance Learning
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 12
Hours: 1.00
Start: Flexible
Distance Learning

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Course Information for Students

This qualification is suited to anyone currently working, or looking to work, with individuals who have any form of learning disability in order to enhance their knowledge and understanding of personalised care in this context.

You need a good level of English – both reading and written. 

This course is split into six 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

Courses are delivered via distance learning, allowing learners to choose when and where to study. Personal tutors are assigned to ensure learners have the support needed to succeed.

You need access to a laptop and the Internet. 

You will be assessed via our elearning platform. 

You could consider the:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Equality and Diversity
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Prevention and Control of Infection
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication
  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Level 2 Certificate in Warehousing
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Customer Service
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Team Leading
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Business Administration
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Retail Operations
  • Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles for Digital Skills in Employment
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Environmental Sustainability 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Safeguarding, Prevent and British Values 
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism 

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Course Information Last Updated On: November 10, 2022 4:44 pm