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Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Gain a comprehensive understanding of issues related to different types of learning disabilities


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Free
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This course is available via government funding, so at no cost to you. To be eligible for funding, ...

Study method
Distance learning, self-paced
Duration
4 weeks
Qualification
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

This qualification aims to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of issues related to different types of learning disabilities and how these affect individuals in their daily lives. By studying this course, you will cover a range of topics, including safeguarding and personalisation in social care.

Resources

  • Course flyer: Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities - download

Description

This course is split into 6 units:

Unit 1: Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities

In this unit you will contextualise the support provided to individuals with learning disabilities, including gaining an understanding of inclusion, advocacy and empowerment. You will also consider the causes, nature and characteristics of learning disabilities.

Unit 2: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

Within this unit you will discover how to recognise signs of abuse and understand how to respond to a situation of alleged or suspected abuse. You will also look into ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse and how to report unsafe practices.

Unit 3: Introduction to personalisation in social care

In this unit you will consider the importance of adopting a personalised approach to care when supporting individuals with learning disabilities, as well as looking at the systems currently in place which encourage personalisation.

Unit 4: Principles of positive risk-taking for individuals with disabilities

Within this unit you will gain an understanding of the importance of using positive, person-centred risk assessment to support individuals with decisions about risk-taking. This unit also explores the ways in which support can be given to manage identified risks.

Unit 5: Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions

In this unit you will focus on Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASCs) and the different experiences of individuals living with an ASC. You will consider person-centred ways of supporting individuals who have an ASC, including the different systems which can be used to enable communication.

Unit 6: Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare

Within this unit you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the roles of different professionals working with individuals with learning disabilities in healthcare services. This unit also covers how healthcare plans and health checks underpin long-term health and well-being and explores issues that individuals may face when accessing healthcare services.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is suited to anyone currently working, or looking to work, with individuals who have any form of learning disability in order to enhance their knowledge and understanding of personalised care in this context.

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FAQs

What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At reed.co.uk courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on reed.co.uk, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.