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. 

Course content 

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. 

ETAThis course is run by Eluceo's partner, ETACS. Their courses are free and easy to complete in the comfort of your own home, either via the web or via materials that get sent straight to your door. They are all accredited by NCFE/CACHE. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to sign up to the course.