The primary purpose of this qualification is to help you prepare to enter, or progress within, employment where you work or interact with people with learning disabilities in a variety of roles
⚡️ Free of charge - this course is fully-funded by the government as long as you've lived in the UK for three years and are aged 19+
💻 Start this course as soon as you're ready - no need to wait for a new term to begin
👨🏻🎓 Nationally-recognised and accredited qualification
👍🏽 Get support from our in-house team at Farnborough College of Technology
📆 Option to complete the course faster by putting in extra time
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⭐️ Option to pay for the course if you're not eligible for fully-funded option
This qualification will be ideal for you if you’re working within healthcare or social care but may also be useful if you’re working in education or a housing support role.
You can also take this qualification to support your progression into further learning within the Health and Social Care sector.
The qualification aims to help you develop your underpinning knowledge and understanding to support your role working with people with learning disabilities. You’ll explore the principles of safeguarding and positive risk taking and gain awareness of the autistic spectrum
Apply online for this course and start making progress straightaway.
If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.
Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities (4 credits)
You will explore the meaning of learning disability and consider issues closely linked with learning disability support. You’ll develop an awareness of how the attitudes and beliefs of others affect people who have learning disabilities. You’ll be introduced to themes covering inclusion, human rights, advocacy, empowerment and active participation, and will consider the central place of communication in working with people who have learning disabilities.
Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care (3 credits)
You will be introduced to the important area of safeguarding people from abuse. You’ll develop knowledge of different types of abuse, and the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring. You’ll consider when people might be particularly vulnerable to abuse, and what you must do if abuse is suspected or alleged.
Introduction to personalisation in social care (3 credits)
You will understand how personalisation affects provision of social care services, and you’ll focus on the systems, skills and support needed to implement personalised provision.
Principles of positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities (2 credits)
You will develop your knowledge of positive risk taking and understand the importance of positive risk taking for people with learning disabilities. You’ll explore how to take a person-centred approach to enabling individuals to take risks and how to balance risk taking with duty of care.
Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions (2 credits)
You will gain an introductory awareness on autistic spectrum conditions. You’ll develop knowledge and explore important themes such as individuality, communication, behaviour and person-centred support.
Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare (3 credits)
You will develop the knowledge needed to enable you to contribute to supporting a person to access and use healthcare services.
You can complete the course via workbooks or online. You will be given the option to choose one or the other.
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in, or who are already working with, individuals with learning disabilities in a variety of roles.
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.
Due to government funding these courses are available free of charge; subject to the learners meeting the set eligibility. You must have lived in the UK/EU for the past 3 years and be over 19 years old. There may be a fee should you withdraw from the course.