How do I study the course? Online
Where can I study from? UK or Internationally.
Are there entry requirements? Aged 16 or above with good understanding of English, numeracy and ICT.
What qualification do I get? Level 2 Certificate in Learning Disabilities (RQF)
What can I do with the qualification? Gain entry to higher level courses, or begin working in the sector at entry level.
When can I enrol? At any time.
How long is the course? You have up to one year (365 days) to complete the course. 143 guided learning hours in total.
The level 2 Certificate in Learning Disabilities (RQF) course is designed for people looking to begin a career working with people with learning disabilities. It is also suitable for those who already work within this sector of care. The course covers topics and subjects that can be applied to many fields of work, including a range of community settings, domiciliary care, schools, day provision, care or nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, or other settings in which people are being cared for.
The aim of the course is to provide students with an insight into supporting people with learning disabilities and the autistic spectrum. Along with understanding the key principles of safeguarding, positive risk taking and personalisation of care.
The course is studied over 6 units:
- 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
- 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 healthcare
To complete the course, students are expected to successfully complete all end of unit assessments. Full tutor support and help is provided to students through a personal tutor.
This course is awarded by:
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This course is delivered through our educational partner NCC Resources Ltd (0333 3445 690).