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

Develop a comprehensive understanding of issues related to different types of learning disabilities and how these affect individuals in their daily lives through this certificate in principles of working with individuals with learning disabilities.

Whether you are an individual looking to upskill or an employer wanting to train your staff, this course will enable you to develop a range of skills to help with the support of individuals with learning disabilities. Topics include the principles of safeguarding, awareness of autistic conditions and how best to support individuals with learning disabilities in accessing healthcare.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 2

  • Delivery

    Distance / Online

  • Duration

    8 to 12 weeks on average

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Unit 1: Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities

Contextualise the support provided to individuals with learning disabilities through gaining an understanding of inclusion, advocacy and empowerment. Develop an understanding of the causes, nature and characteristics of learning disabilities.

Unit 2: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

Discover how to recognise signs of abuse and understand how to respond to a situation of alleged or suspected abuse. Explore the ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse and how to report unsafe practices.

Unit 3: Introduction to personalisation in social care

Consider the importance of adopting a personalised approach to care when supporting individuals with learning disabilities, as well as looking at the systems currently in place which encourage personalisation.

Unit 4: Principles of positive risk-taking for individuals with disabilities

Gain an understanding of the importance of using positive, person-centred risk assessment to support individuals with decisions about risk-taking. This unit also explores the ways in which support can be given to manage identified risks.

Unit 5: Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions

Explore Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASCs) and the different experiences of individuals living with an ASC. Consider person-centred ways of supporting individuals who have an ASC, including the different systems which can be used to enable communication.

Unit 6: Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the roles of different professionals working with individuals with learning disabilities in healthcare services. This unit also covers how healthcare plans and health checks underpin long-term health and well-being and explores issues that individuals may face when accessing healthcare services.

Learning Method(s)

Paper materials
Online assessment
Paper assessment

  • Perfect for beginners

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


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Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

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