Online Learning

Working With Individuals With Learning Disabilities Principles Certificate (QCF)

Course Overview

  • Campuses

  • Qualification

    Online Learning
  • Subject

    Health, Childcare and Education
  • Duration

    10-12 weeks
  • Course Target


Course Fees

*This course is free for most applicants

Entry requirements

Eligibility criteria:

- Age 19+
- Lived in the EU for 3 years.


This is a 12 week course for adults with continuous start dates throughout the year. With guidance and support you will work online towards achieving a recognised Level 2 qualification, and receive your certificate on completion. Please apply or contact us for further information.

Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. Owing to the fact that they are likely to find it more difficult than others to describe their symptoms, a good knowledge of legislation and the healthcare system, as well as an understanding of signs and symptoms of various conditions, is essential for anyone working with individuals with learning disabilities.

  • Assessment Criteria

    You will learn:

    - Unit 1 - Understanding 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.

    As part of your registration process for online learning you will have to attend a short induction to provide evidence of your eligibility. You will not have to attend an interview.

Further Information

Learner Benefits:

- Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification;
- Evidence your competency to employers;
- Improve your understanding of the term ‘learning disability’;
- Further your personal and professional development;
- Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college;
- Understand the importance of safeguarding individuals from abuse and the importance of a person
-centred approach to risk taking.

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