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Working With Individuals With Learning Disabilities - Level 2 Certificate


Location: Online
Duration: This course typically take 2 - 3 months to complete
Times: This in an online course that you can work on at your own pace. You will be allocate a tutor to provide you with online guidance and support.

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About the Course

This qualification aims to give you the knowledge and understanding to work with individuals with learning disabilities or difficulties. You will explore the principles of safeguarding and positive risk-taking and gain awareness of the autistic spectrum.

This qualification is designed for those with an interest in, or who are already working with, people with learning disabilities in a variety of roles.

You can enrol on our FREE distance learning courses from the comfort of your own home, with all workbooks and assessments available online with the help of your tutor who will be assigned to support you throughout your training. All you’ll need is a computer (laptop or PC, Windows, or Mac), tablet and access to the internet.

Awarding body: NCFE/CACHE
Duration of course: 2-3 Months
Guided learning hours: 143

What Will I Study?

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities, learners are required to successfully complete 6 mandatory units:

  • Unit 01 – Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • Unit 02 – Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Unit 03 – Introduction to personalisation in social care
  • Unit 04 – Principles of positive risk-taking for individuals with disabilities
  • Unit 05 – Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions
  • Unit 06 – Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare

What Will I Need?

To enrol with us you must live in London or a non-devolved area of England and:

  • Be aged 19 or over
  • Be able to provide a British or Irish Passport with three years’ residency in the EU/EEA or
  • Have a European Union Settlement Scheme residence (EUSS) with three years’ residency in the EU/EEA and UK and have lived in the UK prior to 31 December 2020 or
  • Have a biometric residence card permitting study in the UK along with having lived in the UK for the at least the last three years and
  • Be able to provide current proof of JSA, IS, UC or ESA or proof of salary

You will be contacted and asked to complete a short English assessment and enrolment, online or at the College.

If you have any further questions, or are unsure if you meet any of the eligibility criteria for a free course, please contact the Distance Learning Team: - 0207 963 4107

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FREE – If you meet the eligibility criteria

What Can I Do After?

The qualification can support progression to further sector-specific training and qualifications for the following types of roles:

  • Healthcare Support Service Worker 
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Health Education/Health Promotion Worker 
  • Care Assistant
  • Nursing Assistant
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