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

About the course

Course Overview

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:

• Paper-based

• Paper-based learning with online assessments

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


• 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

If you are on a low wage or unemployed and eligible to live and work in the UK then you may be eligible for funding to cover the full course costs. Please apply online and then complete and return the form below to We will be in touch to confirm whether, subject to submission of suitable evidence, you will be eligible for the course to be fully funded.

Booking Forms

If you are booking courses as an individual please book and pay through the online system linked to each course website.

If you are booking any courses for multiple employees or are submitting a company booking please use this form.

If you are booking multiple 'Online Short Industry Courses please use this booking form.