- health and social care
- mental health
Mode of study:
This qualification will provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of issues surrounding different types of learning disabilities and how these affect individuals in their daily lives, including safeguarding, positive risk taking and an awareness of the autistic spectrum.
Upon completion of our Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities Level 2 course, learners could progress on to study our Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism, or our Level 3 Diploma in Adult Social Care.
Unit 1: Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
In this unit, your learners will contextualise the support provided to individuals with learning disabilities, including gaining an understanding of inclusion, advocacy and empowerment. Your learners will also consider the causes, nature and characteristics of learning disabilities.
Unit 2: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
This unit will help your learners recognise signs of abuse and understand how to respond to a situation of alleged or suspected abuse. They 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
Your learners 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
In this unit, your learners 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
This unit will focus on Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASCs) and the different experiences of individuals living with an ASC. Your learners 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
Your learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of the roles of different professionals working with individuals with learning disabilities in healthcare services. The 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.
Career Opportunities & Further Study
Possibility of getting in a higher level distance learning course in a similar field
Paper based learning materials with online assessment
Paper based learning materials and paper based assessment
There are no specific entry requirements for this course; however, learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy or equivalent.
Our Level 1 and 2 distance learning courses are free if eligible for government funding if you meet the following criteria:
- Must be aged 19 and over as of 31/08/19
- If aged 19-23, you must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above (five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C/9-4, two or three AS Levels, one A Level, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2). If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.
- A resident in the UK for the last 3 years
How To Apply
Use the below link to apply for the above course.