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

CACHE Level 2

Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

There are an estimated 1.4 million people living with a learning disability in the UK. The effects on individuals can vary widely and affect people of every age and background.

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.

Level: Level 2

Programme Weighting Factor (PWF): B

Guided Learning Hours: 143

Credit value: 17

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

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

Learners will contextualise the support provided to individuals with learning disabilities, including gaining an understanding of inclusion, advocacy and empowerment. Learners will also consider the causes, nature and characteristics of learning disability.

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

This unit will help 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

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, 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 condition (ASCs) and the different experiences of individuals living with an ASC. 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

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.

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