This is a CACHE accredited course which is eligible for funding through the Workforce Development Fund.
What does this qualification cover?
This professional development qualification provides essential knowledge and skills to anyone wanting to actively support individuals with learning disabilities. Units include: the meaning of learning disability, support, legislation, communication and planning.
Who is it suitable for?
The Award is suitable for people who come into contact with individuals with learning disabilities as part of their job. This could include people in community and volunteering roles or working in education, leisure and employment support.
What are the entry requirements?
Learners must be 16+ years old.
What are the start dates?
This course can be started at any point of the year and sessions will be arranged with the learner. If you are making a group booking, sessions to suit the learners can be arranged at their place of work.
How many credits are required to complete it?
The Award requires 12 credits.
How is it assessed?
It will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.
Do you need to be working to take this qualification?
Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
How long does it take to complete?
You can usually complete the Award in 6 months.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
The Award provides a direct progression route to Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care as they share a number of units or the Level 3 Award and Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities.
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications here.
What is the cost of this qualification?
This qualification costs £180. If you are an adult social care agency you may be able to claim back the full cost of this course through the Workforce Development Fund.
Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?
This qualification does not qualify you to work but will support you in your current job role or future job roles when supporting children, young people or adults with learning disabilities.
How do I book this course?
You can book this course online on this page, for group bookings or more information you can call us on 03330143519.