Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities Level 2 Certificate

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. You’ll explore the principles of safeguarding and positive risk taking and gain awareness of the autistic spectrum.

This qualification contains the following 6 mandatory units:
Unit 01 Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities(4 credits)
You will explore the meaning of learning disability and consider issues closely linked with learning disability support. You’ll develop an awareness of how the attitudes and beliefs of others affect people who have learning disabilities. You’ll be introduced to themes covering inclusion, human rights, advocacy, empowerment and active participation, and will consider the central place of communication in working with people who have learning disabilities.

Unit 02 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care (3 credits)
You will be introduced to the important area of safeguarding people from abuse. You’ll develop knowledge of different types of abuse, and the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring. You’ll consider when people might be particularly vulnerable to abuse, and what you must do if abuse is suspected or alleged.

Unit 03 Introduction to personalisation in social care (3 credits)
You will understand how personalisation affects provision of social care services, and you’ll focus on the systems, skills and support needed to implement personalised provision.
Unit 04 Principles of positive risk taking for individuals
with disabilities (2 credits)
You will develop your knowledge of positive risk taking and understand the importance of positive risk taking for people with learning disabilities. You’ll explore how to take a person-centred approach to enabling individuals to take risks and how to balance risk taking with duty of care.
Unit 05 Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions (2 credits)
You will gain an introductory awareness on autistic spectrum conditions. You’ll develop knowledge and explore important themes such as individuality, communication, behaviour and person-centred support.
Unit 06 Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access health care (3 credits)
You will develop the knowledge needed to enable you to contribute to supporting a person to access and use health care services.

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Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities Level 2 Certificate

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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. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities.

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