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

Our Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities (RQF) is an accredited qualification that aligns with the Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework. Developed in response to the revised framework commissioned by Health Education England and NHS England, our qualification includes tier 1 and various tier 2 outcomes of the Oliver McGowan framework. Additionally, it has been enhanced with extra content to address evolving needs, with a focus on improving health outcomes and preventing early mortality.

Throughout the course, you will gain an understanding of the national and local safeguarding context, including the policies and agencies involved, and learn to recognise signs of abuse and respond effectively to suspicions or allegations. The course also explores personalisation in social care, its legislative significance, and its empowerment of individuals. Furthermore, it addresses the rights of individuals with disabilities to engage in risk-taking, offering guidance on positive risk assessment and supporting informed decision-making. Additional topics covered include facilitating access to healthcare, understanding autistic spectrum conditions, emphasising individual uniqueness, effective communication, and strategies to minimise communication barriers.

This qualification is ideal for individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in supporting individuals with learning disabilities, including social care workers, healthcare professionals, and support staff.

The course comprises theory-based modules designed for remote learning, complete with assignments, workbooks, and extensive resources to support your learning journey.

Upon completion, you will have gained important insights and practical abilities to effectively support individuals with learning disabilities.

Course Details

Qualification Name: Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities (RQF)
Accreditation: iCQ OfQual recognised qualification
OfQual Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN): 603/5280/2
Average time to completion: 6 to 10 weeks

Course Content

Mandatory Units

  • Module 1 – Safeguarding in Learning Disability Care: This module delves into understanding the national and local context of safeguarding, including policies and agencies involved. It covers identifying signs of abuse, responding to suspicions or allegations, and ways to reduce vulnerability and report unsafe practices effectively.
  • Module 2 – Personalisation in Social Care: This module explores its definition, benefits, and legislative impact. It discusses how personalisation influences support provision, empowers individuals, and addresses potential barriers to implementation while outlining necessary skills and support.
  • Module – Risk Taking for Individuals with Disabilities: This module covers the rights of individuals with disabilities to take risks and the benefits of doing so. It guides through positive risk assessment, legislation promoting human rights, and methods to support informed decision-making. It also covers managing identified risks and ensuring consistent support.
  • Module 4 – Supporting Learning Disabilities in Healthcare Access: This module captures relevant legislation, policies, and consent. It also addresses making healthcare services accessible, the role of different healthcare professionals, and the significance of regular health checks. Overcoming barriers and providing necessary resources and support are also discussed.
  • Module 5 – Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities: This module highlights human rights, inclusion, and changing attitudes. It covers understanding learning disabilities, promoting communication, and facilitating social inclusion. It emphasises empowerment and addressing societal perceptions.
  • Module 6 – Understanding Autistic Spectrum Conditions: This module emphasises individual uniqueness and support strategies. It addresses behaviour management, effective communication, and the importance of consistent support networks. Strategies for reducing communication barriers and understanding sensory difficulties are also covered.

Enrolment and Delivery

Please use our enquiry form or contact us by telephone if you have any queries about this qualification or would like to express an interest to enrol onto this course. A member of our team will be happy to answer any questions, help to make sure this course is right for you and/or your staff team, and talk you through what is involved in enrolment and course completion.

Upon enrolment, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will assist you through achieving successful and meaningful completion of your award. All of the electronic resources, workbooks and assignments required for you to complete the course will be emailed to you for you to commence working with at a time of your convenience. Your tutor will work with you to set targets and milestones that are achievable for you and will check in with you regularly, providing assistance whenever necessary.

On successful completion of your award, your assessor will coordinate with the awarding body for the issuance of your certificates, which will be promptly delivered to you.


Including Assignment, Workbook and Resources:

The full cost of this qualification is £150 per person which is duly invoiced at the point of enrolment.

Upon completion and certification of this qualification, the certificate(s) for you/your staff members will be sent to you.

Quality Assurance

This Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities is accredited to the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF), the new framework for creating and accrediting qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OfQual) regulates this qualification, examinations and assessments in England.

Complete Training is an approved registered centre with the OFQUAL regulated awarding organisation ‘I Can Qualify‘ (iCQ). All our qualifications are subject to both internal and external quality assurance processes to ensure we meet all of the awarding body specifications. All course materials are developed to meet the specific outcomes that make up the full qualification.

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