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Online Course in Caring for People with Learning Disabilities

Wappo Learning


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£19 inc VAT (was £200)
Offer ends 30 September 2021
Study method
Online, self-paced
1 year
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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In 2014-15, the number of children and youth ages 3-21 receiving special education services was 6.6million, which equals 13% of all public-school students. Learning disabilities affect up to 10% of children including dyslexia, autism and ADHD which works out to be two or three pupils in every classroom.

Thanks to advances in medical technology and knowledge, we live in a country and in an age where people with learning disabilities can now live normal, functional lives. This reaches children too, as children who have learning disabilities can receive the support and guidance they need to get the most out of their time in childhood, preparing them for their future.

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In this course, you will be taught through the social dimensions of learning disabilities, while examining methods of teaching, caring for and managing pupils with learning disabilities. The course is perfect for teachers, teaching assistants, carers, SEN workers, or parents of children who have learning disabilities to improve their understanding of how to care for the child in question.


  • The Social Dimension of Learning Disability
  • The History and Development of Services for People with a Learning Disability
  • Normalisation
  • Teaching Skills
  • Sexuality
  • Management of Challenging Behaviours


  • Use the skills you build in your personal life or as part of career development in the care sector.
  • Understand how services for people with learning disabilities have developed.
  • Build your skills in teaching people with learning disabilities.
  • Post module assessments to help you track your development and back up the knowledge.
  • Implement your knowledge as soon as you finish the course.

Course completion certificate included.

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This course is compatible with Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Android devices.

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