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NCFE Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Key course information

Health and Social Care


16 weeks

Part time

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Course Overview

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. You’ll explore the principles of safeguarding and positive risk-taking, and gain awareness of the autistic spectrum. This course is particularly valuable if you work in sectors such as healthcare, social care, education or housing support. Tailor your learning to your lifestyle with this flexible course, and build your portfolio of the essential knowledge to reach your goals.

What will I learn?

You’ll cover six mandatory units. These will give you a grounding in the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities, and the principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care. You’ll be introduced to personalization in social care, and learn the principles of positive risk taking for individuals with learning disabilities. You’ll gain an introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions, and an understanding of how to support individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare.

Entry Requirements

• 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 EU for the last three years.
• Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of the Mayor of London, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, West Midlands and the North of Tyne Combined Authority NTCA.
• 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.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

- This is a distance learning course. This means learners do not have to attend college for lessons or sessions with a tutor.
- You are given a personal log in to e-assessor, where you will submit your work for each unit.
- The allotted time for each learner to complete this course is 4 months.

Additional Costs and Information

• This course is free however, we do have a £130 withdrawal charge if learners do not complete.
• Learners can only complete one NCFE course at a time.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

- NCFE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce. - NCFE Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England.

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