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

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

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This course runs at various times of the year

Brockenhurst College - Main Site

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Course introduction

This programme is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of issues related to different types of learning disabilities and how these affect individuals in their daily lives. You will also cover a range of topics including safeguarding and personalisation in social care.

Course structure

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

You will contextualise the support provided to individuals with learning disabilities and gain an understanding of inclusion, advocacy and empowerment. You will also consider the causes, nature and characteristics of learning disabilities.

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

You will discover how to recognise signs of abuse and understand how to respond to a situation of alleged or suspected abuse. You will also look into ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse and gain knowledge about how to report unsafe practices.

Unit 3: Introduction to personalisation in social care

You will consider the importance of adopting a personalised approach to care when supporting individuals with learning disabilities. You will also look at the systems that encourage personalisation.

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

You will gain an understanding of the importance of using person-centred risk assessment to support individuals in making decisions associated with positive 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

You will focus on autistic spectrum conditions (ASCs) and the different experiences of individuals living with an ASC. You will also consider person-centred ways of supporting individuals who have an ASC, including the different systems that can be used to enable communication.

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

You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the roles of different professionals supporting individuals with learning disabilities in healthcare services. This unit also covers how healthcare plans and health checks underpin long-term health and wellbeing. In addition, you will explore issues that individuals may face when accessing healthcare services.

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LocationBrockenhurst College - Main Site

Date & time This course runs at various times of the year


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