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

Would any of your employees benefit from completing one of our health and social care courses? This qualification aims to give your employees the knowledge and understanding to work with individuals with learning disabilities or difficulties within a health and social care setting. Your employee will explore the principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care, positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities and how to provide person-centred care for individuals who have an autistic spectrum condition.


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

In this unit your employees will be introduced to themes of inclusion, human rights, advocacy, empowerment and active participation, as well as the importance of communication in working with individuals who have learning disabilities.

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

Within this unit your employees will understand the importance of safeguarding individuals from abuse, the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring and how your employee should respond to suspected or alleged abuse.

Unit 3: Introduction to personalisation in social care

This unit will introduce your employees to how personalisation affects the provision of social care settings, including the systems, skills and support needed to implement personalised provision.

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

Within this unit, your employees will develop their knowledge of the importance of positive risk-taking for individuals with disabilities and how to take a person-centred approach to enabling individuals to take risks, whilst balancing risk-taking with duty of care.

Unit 5: Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions

This unit will provide your employees with key areas of knowledge on autistic spectrum conditions and explore themes such as individuality, communication, behaviour and person-centred support.

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

Within this unit, your employees will understand the legislation, policies and guidance relevant to individuals with a learning disability accessing healthcare and identify the roles and responsibilities of professionals working in different types of healthcare services.

The benefits of this course include:

  • You will see improved staff retention
  • Employees will achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
  • Employees can learn from their own home, in their own time
  • Employees get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • Employees will receive subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
  • Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if your staff are eligible.
  • Full cost Direct debit Fully funded
    £249 Initial payment of £24.90, 3 monthly payments of £74.70 To be eligible you must:
  • Be 19 or over as of 31st August 2017
  • Have lived in the European Union for the past three years
  • Not be a current learner with The Skills Network or another provider
  • Learners must reside in England or Scotland
  • NOT have done the course of interest before.
  • Key Information

    Funding Fully Funded
    (Subject to eligibility)
    Full Cost Price £249.00
    Course Length 12 weeks
    Awarding Body TQUK
    Learning Method(s)

    Paper based
    learning materials
    with online assessment

    Paper based
    learning materials and
    paper based assessment

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