Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Introduction

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.

This qualification is aimed at learners who work with, or would like to work with, individuals with learning disabilities. Although it will be particularly useful to those working in health and social care, it will also be of interest to those who work in education or housing support roles.

Course code

OILD

Location

Varies

Duration

It will involve 143 hours of personal learning to complete. Most students complete the course in 24 weeks, averaging almost 6 hours of personal learning per week.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification. However, learners must be aged 16 or over in order to enrol on the course.

Additional Entry Requirements

None

Course Content

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.

Assessments

Learners will be provided with all necessary workbooks to complete the programme and will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and test their knowledge. The learning materials include an assessment, which allows learners to demonstrate achievement of all learning outcomes associated with each unit. Learning is done remotely, and assessments are submitted online via the college’s LearnNet learning portal.

Progression

Learners will be able to further their own continuous professional development, which may improve their career prospects, or allow them to progress on to further qualifications such as courses in health and social care or related subjects.

Course Contact Details

E:openlearning@dumgal.ac.uk
T: 01387 734199

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