This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.
Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. A good knowledge of legislation and the healthcare system, as well as an understanding of signs and symptoms of various conditions, is essential for anyone working with individuals with learning disabilities.
This course explores the principles of important topics such as safeguarding and positive risk-taking when working with individuals with learning disabilities and will also help learners gain awareness of the autistic spectrum.
This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in, or who are already working with, people with learning disabilities in a variety of roles.
When will I start the course and how long will it take?
This course has flexible start dates throughout the year.
The flexibility of the course allows you to learn at your own pace and is estimated to take up to 143 study hours to complete.
What will I study?
You will gain the knowledge and understanding to successfully work with individuals with learning disabilities or difficulties.
Units covered include:
- 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 is it assessed?
This is an online distance learning course which is assessed through a series of online assessments.
Full tutor support will be provided by the College throughout the course and you will be able to contact your tutor via telephone and email.
You will complete the course on an interactive, online learning platform and upon successful completion, you will be awarded with a nationally recognised qualification and a certificate of achievement by CACHE NCFE.
Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?
No previous qualifications are necessary, although some basic computer skills are required.
This course is suitable for anyone who is already working or looking to secure a role in this industry or those wishing to progress onto further education.
What are the course fees?
Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. Our distance learning courses may be free to those who meet certain eligibility criteria* including:
- UK resident
- Aged 19 or over
(those aged 19-23 must have already achieved at least a full level 2 qualification or equivalent e.g. a full level 2 qualification or 5 GCSEs at grade A*-C or 4-9. Those who have not yet achieved a qualification at this level are not eligible to undertake one of these distance learning courses.)
*The College will carry out a simple funding assessment to check eligibility. Please note, any learner who has received funding for the course and does not successfully complete will be liable to pay for the course fees.
What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?
This course provides fantastic progression on to further distance learning courses depending on your career aims, such as the level 2 Understanding Autism or level 2 Understanding Behaviour that Challenges qualifications. Take a look at our full range of distance learning courses here.
Are you ready to apply?
However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.
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Programmes funded by the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority’s Adult Education Budget are available to study here. Please visit Learner Services for further information about the financial support available to you.