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


People whose job role is not exclusively focused around supporting individuals with learning disabilities, but who come into contact with people as part of their job, for example in health, education, housing, leisure or employment.

People in community and volunteering roles who work alongside or support people with a learning disability.

Workers who are new to learning disability services but already know about social care.

Workers in learning disability services wishing to undertake a short CPD qualification.

See description for details on units.

Accredited by CACHE.

Recommended Total Qualification Time: 170 Hours.

Individuals applying for this qualification may also be subject to funding eligibility.

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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 

What does this qualification cover?

This qualification aims to give learners knowledge and understanding to work with individuals with learning disabilities or difficulties. They will explore the principles of safeguarding and positive risk-taking and gain awareness of the autistic spectrum.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry is at the discretion of the Centre. However, learners should be aged at least 16 to undertake the qualification.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification.

How is it assessed?

To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the 6 mandatory units as detailed in the qualification specification.

The Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities is internally assessed.


Qualification Specification

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A focused approach to the principles of working with individuals with learning disabilities, maintained my interest throughout the short course. Each workbook covered different aspects of the topic and held my attention through out. I feel I have learnt so much and have enjoyed the process. My tutor was friendly, approachable and I never felt a question was too silly to ask. My work was marked promptly and I was consistently given constructive feedback. Studying with HYA Training has been such a positive experience and I look forward to doing more courses in the future.

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