If you work with people with learning disabilities, this online, distance-learning qualification will help take your career further and hone your professional skills, giving you the principles and awareness necessary for working with individuals with high needs.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.This qualification aims to give learners 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.
What will I learn?
The objectives of this qualification are to prepare learners for employment and to support a role in the workplace where the individual may work or interact with people with learning disabilities. This is primarily for those within healthcare and social care but may also be useful to those working in education or housing support roles.
It is made up of six mandatory units as follows:
• 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
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
This course is delivered purely online with digital content. Upon enrolment Learners are sent login details for our e-assessor system where they will access all course materials including workbooks and questions. Learners will also submit all work via this system which will then be marked by an Assessor and feedback provided.
Due to the nature of these Distance Learning courses, the emphasis is very much on self-directed study.
Learners should be able to take all the information needed to complete the course from the Workbooks but will also receive high level support from their Assessor and the Distance Learning Team.
Each unit will have a set deadline, which is usually 2 weeks, so Learners can plan their study time to fit in with these dates.
Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at the start of the academic year (31st August).
Must have lived in the UK or EAA for the last three years.
Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of London, the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, the West Midlands Combined Authority, the Tees Valley Combined Authority, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, the Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland Combined Authority, the Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Combined Authority and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
If aged 19-23, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (e.g., QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2).
If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.
Additional Costs and Information
Learners can only complete one Distance Learning course at a time and cannot be on another funded course such as an Apprenticeship.
The allotted time for completion of this course is three months.
What Could I Do Next?
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to: • Level 2 Diploma in Care • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support