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Care Certificate Standard 9 - Learning Disabilities Course

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Study method
2 hours · Self-paced
Access to content
365 days
No formal qualification
2 CPD hours / points
  • Certificate of completion - Free
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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This Understanding Learning Disabilities online course will give an overview of issues surrounding individuals with learning disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The purpose of the course is to help the learner understand how they can better care for those with learning disabilities.


2 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office


At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Explain the difficulties those with learning disabilities may face and ways staff can support them through adjustments of care
  • Describe learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Understand the benefits of early detection of learning disabilities
  • Explain what may go wrong in care
  • Describe reporting structures
  • Understand legislation and policies including consent and capacity

Course Content

Unit 1

  • Course Introduction – Understanding Learning Disabilities
  • What are Learning Disabilities
  • Signs of a Learning Disability
  • Characteristics of Learning Disabilities
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Knowledge Check – Characteristics
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Learning Disability and Disorder Overlap
  • Causes of Learning Disabilities
  • Knowledge Check – Disorders
  • Core Difficulties
  • Early Detection

Unit 2

  • Communication
  • Types of Communication
  • Adapting Communication
  • Good Practices
  • Poor Practices
  • Reasonable Adjustments
  • Legislation
  • Dysphagia
  • Learning Disabilities and Dysphagia
  • Scenario – Managing Stressful Situations
  • Reporting Concerns

Who is this course for?

This online course has been written at an introductory level 1 for all levels that fit the criteria to take training as part of their role. This includes

  • Refresher training
  • Inductions
  • Awareness
  • Knowledge enhancement
  • Care Certificate


It is suitable for the following:

  • All individuals who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of learning disabilities
  • Health Care workers including Nurses, Doctors, Ambulance services, clinical and non-clinical workers
  • Social Care Workers including Councils, Carers and Care assistants
  • Youth workers including activity leaders, passenger transport services and volunteers

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