Although individuals with learning disabilities and their families continue to face many challenges, most commentators would agree that we are living in more enlightened and optimistic times in terms of our approach to learning disability support. Individuals with learning disabilities are now being offered more personalised services with a greater emphasis on empowerment, active participation and quality of life.
As well as giving learners the opportunity to attain a nationally recognised qualification, this course will also help them to better understand the needs of people with learning disabilities and the key issues surrounding learning disability support. The course provides employers with a structured training programme that will meet the training needs of their employees, giving peace of mind that staff are equipped with the knowledge they need to support people with learning disabilities and their families.
The Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities comprises six mandatory units that are presented in two concise module workbooks as follows:
MODULE A: Unit 1: Understand 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
MODULE B: 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 health care
Each unit contains activities and assessments designed to cover the specific learning outcomes.