What is this course about?

The primary purpose of this qualification is to help you prepare to enter, or progress within, employment where you work or interact with people with learning disabilities in a variety of roles. This qualification will be ideal for you if you?re working within health care or social care but may also be useful if you?re working in education or a housing support role. You can also take this qualification to support your progression into further learning within the Health and Social Care sector. The qualification aims to help you develop your underpinning knowledge and understanding to support your role working with people with learning disabilities.
Start: Available throughout the year.

How is it taught?

As you work through the learning materials, you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you support, advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete. This course consists of 3 assessments to be completed 4 weeks apart. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities.

What else do I need to know?

The course includes: Unit 1: Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities. This unit explores the meaning of learning disability and considers issues closely linked with learning disability support. These include an awareness of how the attitudes and beliefs of others affect individuals who have learning disabilities. This unit introduces themes of inclusion, human rights, advocacy, empowerment and active participation and also considers the central place of communication in working with individuals who have learning disabilities. Unit 2: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care. This unit introduces the important area of safeguarding individuals from abuse. It identifies different types of abuse and the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring. It considers when individuals might be particularly vulnerable to abuse and what a learner must do if abuse is suspected or alleged. Unit 3: Introduction to personalisation in social care. This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings. It introduces understanding of how personalisation affects the provision of social care services, with a focus on the systems, skills and support needed to implement personalised provision. Unit 4: Principles of positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities. This unit provides the knowledge behind positive risk-taking. It highlights the importance of positive risk-taking for individuals with disabilities. It explores how to take a person-centred approach to enabling individuals to take risks and how to balance risk-taking with duty of care. The legislative context is also covered. Unit 5: Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions. The unit provides introductory awareness on autistic spectrum conditions. It provides learners with key areas of knowledge and explores important themes such as individuality, communication, behaviour and person-centred support. Unit 6: Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare. This unit provides the learner with the knowledge required to contribute to supporting an individual to access and use healthcare services.

What could I do next?

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Course Code

P4064-21

Weeks
  •  20 weeks
Location

Distance Learning

Fee

FREE *


Fee Code: L

These courses receive government funding, and some learners will be eligible for FREE tuition if you meet specific criteria. Some ‘L’ code courses from Level 2 upwards may also have an Advanced Learning Loan available for most learners aged 19 and over. See here for more information about the criteria for free tuition and here for Advanced Learning Loans.

* Please note that fees shown are for 1 year only. If course is longer than 1 year/38 weeks, then additional fees will apply.