What the course is about (maximum length 250 words)
This qualification is designed for individuals with an interest in, or who are already working with individuals with learning disabilities in a variety of roles. It aims to give you 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.
It will help you to prepare for employment and to support a role in the workplace where you may work or interact with people with learning disabilities. This is primarily for individuals within healthcare and social care but may also be useful to individuals working in education or housing support roles.
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.
This is a distance learning qualification course where you will use textbooks and complete assessment activity electronically. You will be supported by a tutor who will provide feedback (electronically) on your progress. The tutor will also suggest other learning activities, to help you develop the knowledge and understanding you require to successfully complete the qualification.
The textbook material provided has been developed to provide the information you need to develop your knowledge and understanding to meet a specific range of learning outcomes. These outcomes are also mapped to National Occupational Standards so you can be sure that what you are learning is relevant to the workplace.
You will plan a programme of study around your other life commitments. Distance learning material can be studied at any time and in any location where you can access a PC, laptop or tablet, and broadband. You should aim to complete your course in 6 months, although it may be possible to achieve this earlier if you have more time to spend on study.
This qualification consists of 6 mandatory units:
- Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
- Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
- Introduction to personalisation in social care
- Principles of positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities
- Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions
- Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare
You should not underestimate the time commitment required to complete a distance learning qualification at Level 2.
Your tutor will also support you to improve your English skills alongside your learning of your vocational subject. This will include assessing your current skills from the work you produce and providing additional learning activities related to your subject that are designed to develop your skills in these areas.
This is a vocational course leading to a qualification, and the cost of it is subsidised by public funding. You will be required to complete all of the necessary coursework/assignments or exams by the given deadlines. Please note: if you do not successfully complete the course within the required timescale, you will not be able to repeat it at the subsidised fee.
For further information on the syllabus for this course please go to https://www.qualhub.co.uk/qualification-search/qualification-detail/ncfe-cache-level-2-award-in-supporting-individuals-with-learning-disabilities-329