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

About the course

There are an estimated 1.5 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. Each individual with a learning disability is entitled to receive personalised and lifelong support provided by health and social care organisations and a network of carers.

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.

Who will Benefit from the Course

This qualification is suited to anyone currently working, or looking to work, with individuals who have any form of learning disability in order to enhance their knowledge and understanding of personalised care in this context.

Learning Method

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study.

This Course is Available:

• Online

The online course is available on The Skills Network’s online learning platform, EQUAL, online learning with a difference. EQUAL features:

• Exciting and engaging content

• Interactivity - featuring videos and games to enhance learning

• Virtual tutors who offer hints, tips and guidance throughout the course

What you will Learn

This course is split into six manageable units:

Unit 1: Understand the Context of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Unit 2: Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care

Unit 3: Introduction to Personalisation in Social Care

Unit 4: Principles of Positive Risk Taking for Individuals with Disabilities

Unit 5: Introductory Awareness of Autistic Spectrum Conditions

Unit 6: Principles of Supporting Individuals with a Learning Disability to Access Healthcare

Benefits

• Gain a nationally recognised qualification

• Create a long-standing career pathway within the customer service industry

• Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study

• Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed

About our Online Adult Skills Courses

In partnership with The Skills Network, our Online Training courses allow a more flexible learning experience when compared to face-to-face classroom study. Our range of courses are perfect if you are looking to develop a career in health and/or well-being alongside any commitments that you may have. As with all of our Funded Adult Skills courses, you may be entitled to have your fees fully or partially funded. 

Some of the courses may require paper-based learning materials. Please allow between 5-7 working days for these to arrive after your enrollment. Once confirmed you will receive an automated email to access your learning materials through our EQUAL system.

Looking to receive funding to study an Adult Skills course?

Find out if you meet the criteria to receive either full or partial AEB funding by downloading our AEB Funding Application Form. Once completed, email the form to the Adult Skills Team