Level 3 Diploma in Learning Disability Awareness with Official Exam

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100 Hours
Level 3 Diploma in Learning Disability Awareness
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The certification is endorsed by an ABC Awards (Ofqual regulated awarding body)

When a person has a learning disability it is their inability to learn like any other regular person. It can be present in many forms, for example, a person may be unable to read, write and spell. However, it is not to say that they cannot function as a normal person. Many times, people with learning disabilities are high performing individuals and often excel in different areas of their lives. The Diploma in Learning Disability Awareness Level 3 is designed to give learners insight into learning disabilities, how to manage learning disabilities and find support to overcome them.

The course will discuss key topics including the overview of learning disabilities, enabling communication, and empowering and supporting people with learning disabilities. It is a comprehensive course that offers great insight into the right way of supporting and encouraging people and raising awareness on this condition.

The Diploma in Learning Disability Awareness Level 3 course is helpful for individuals who work as teachers, counsellors and therapists. It is a qualification that will enable learners to advance in their field and enjoy a rewarding career.

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Global Edulink has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales


Level 3 Diploma in Learning Disability Awareness
Endorsed by ABC Awards

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What is covered in this course?

  • Get an in-depth understanding of learning disability
  • Gain an insight to the causes of learning disabilities and its effects on the person and his/her family
  • Learn how to support people with learning disabilities by enabling communication
  • Learn how to support people with learning disabilities through the environment and behaviours
  • Learn how to support people with learning disabilities by promoting physical care
  • Gain an understanding of mental health care and empowering people with learning disabilities

Course Curriculum

Unit 1- Learning Disability Overview

1.1 Introduction to the Module

1.2 Learning Outcomes

1.3 What Do You Know Already?

1.4 The Medical Model of Disability

1.5 The Social Model of Disability

1.6 Learning Disability: Supporting People in Various Settings

1.7 Development of Policies and Laws Relevant to Learning Disability

Unit 2 - The Causes of Learning Disability and the Effects on the Person and his/her Family

2.1 Introduction to the Module

2.2 Learning Outcomes

2.3 What Do You Know Already?

2.4 Assessment of Learning Disabilities

2.5 Specific Conditions Which Can Cause Learning Disability

2.6 Day-to-Day Living with Learning Disability

2.7 The Individual Nature of Learning Disability

2.8 The Effect on the Family and Friends of a Loved One’s Learning Disability

2.7 Society’s Responses to Learning Disabled People: Positives and Negatives

Unit 3- Supporting People with Learning Disabilities by Enabling Communication

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Learning Outcomes

3.3 What Do You Know Already?

3.4 Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication

3.5 Signing and Communication Aids

3.6 Social Communication

3.7 How Communication Issues Affect Behaviour

Unit 4- Supporting People with Learning Disabilities: Environment and Behaviour

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Learning Outcomes

4.3 What Do You Know Already?

4.4 The Importance of Environment for People with Learning Disabilities

4.5 From Specialised Environments to Integrated Living

4.6 The Effects of a Person’s Environment on his or her Behaviour

4.7 Strategies to Help People Whose Behaviour Is Seen as Challenging

Unit 5- Supporting People with Learning Disabilities: Physical Care

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Learning Outcomes

5.3 What Do You Know Already?

5.4 The Range of Needs of People with Learning Disabilities

5.5 Physical Care

5.6 Inequalities in Health Needs and Access to Health Care

5.7 Physical Health Screening

Unit 6 - Mental Health Care and Empowering People with Learning Disabilities

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Learning Outcomes

6.3 What Do You Know Already?

6.4 Supporting Mental Health Needs

6.5 Promoting Independence

6.6 Advocacy

6.7 Future Directions: Human Rights, Inclusion, Equality, and Citizenship

Access duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time.

Method of assessment

In order to complete the Diploma in learning disability awareness – level 3 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.


At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Course Code: QLS-04844

Accredited body (Accreditation)

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

What's special about us

  • No Hidden Fees
  • Efficient and effective customer service for all your queries
  • Endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme
  • Get a 30% discount when you pay the full amount at once. This includes the course fee, assessment fee and certificate fee.

Who is this course for?

  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Job seekers
  • Professionals dealing with people having difficulties in learning
  • Anyone interested in learning about learning disability


  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT
  • A recognised qualification at level 2 or above in any discipline.

Career path

  • Teacher asistant
  • Counsellor
  • Therapist
  • Social care worker
  • Learning disabilities specialist

Other jobs you can get

  • Learning disabilities program coordinator
  • Learning disabilities teacher
  • Educational consultants

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