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.
Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study as long as you meet the identified unit deadlines.
This Course is Available:
The course is 100% online and on demand. Each unit has a deadline but learners can complete the programme at any time before this deadline at a time that fits around existing commitments. Learners must have access to a laptop, computer or tablet (phones cannot be used) and have internet access.
What you will Learn
This course is split into six manageable units:
Unit 1: Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
In this unit you will contextualise the support provided to individuals with learning disabilities, including gaining an understanding of inclusion, advocacy and empowerment. You will also consider the causes, nature and characteristics of learning disabilities.
Unit 2: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
Within this unit you will discover how to recognise signs of abuse and understand how to respond to a situation of alleged or suspected abuse. You 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
In this unit you 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
Within this unit you 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
In this unit you will focus on Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASCs) and the different experiences of individuals living with an ASC. You 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
Within this unit you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the roles of different professionals working with individuals with learning disabilities in healthcare services. This 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.
• 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
- The course fees for this course is £249.
- Students may be eligible for a fully funded place. Forms will be provided to assess this after application but as a guide students must be:
* Eligible to live and work in the UK
*Unemployed and in receipt of benefits (this will usually be universal credit- please note carers allowance cannot be used as evidence towards funding )
*Earning below £18 135 (Liverpool City Region residents) OR £17 004 (please contact us if you live an another devolved authority)
To confirm eligibility we will need evidence in the form of pay slips or benefits statements
Learners are expected to be IT literate
All applicants will be asked to take an online English assessment prior to enrolment.
Learners should be able to commit sufficient time to complete the course. it will take people differing amounts of time to complete this course however the published course hours are 120.