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Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Our Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (RQF) is an accredited qualification developed to provide participants with the skills necessary to effectively support individuals with learning disabilities. It covers key areas such as understanding legislative frameworks, promoting inclusivity, managing positive behaviour, and delivering person-centred support. Additionally, the course addresses the complexities of autism spectrum conditions and their diverse support needs.

Developed in collaboration with the Department of Health, Skills for Health, Health Education England (HEE), and Skills for Care, this qualification aligns with the Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework. It encompasses tier 1 and tier 2 outcomes from the Learning Disability Framework updated by Health Education England and NHS England.

Delivered remotely, the course offers theoretical learning supported by assignments, workbooks, and extensive resources to facilitate comprehension and practical application of the material.

Upon completion, you will possess a comprehensive understanding of these subjects, enabling you to provide holistic and effective support to individuals with learning disabilities.

Course Details

Qualification Name: Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (RQF)
Accreditation: iCQ OfQual recognised qualification
OfQual Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN): 603/5001/5
Average time to completion: 8 to 12 weeks

Course Content

Mandatory Units

  • Module 1 – Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities: This module explores the contextual understanding of supporting individuals with learning disabilities, covering legislation, government initiatives, the historical context, and societal attitudes. It delves into identifying learning disabilities, understanding disability models, and assessing the impact on various aspects of life. Additionally, it addresses attitudes towards individuals with learning disabilities, positive labelling, and steps to foster positive attitudes.
  • Module 2 – Understand how to promote inclusion and effective communication when supporting individuals with learning disabilities: This module focuses on promoting inclusion and effective communication when supporting individuals with learning disabilities. It encompasses understanding inequalities, discrimination, advocacy, and empowerment principles. The module also examines stigma associated with learning disabilities, effective communication methods, and the importance of non-verbal communication.
  • Module 3 – The principles of person-centred support: This module revolves around the principles of person-centred support, emphasising independence, health and well-being, and participation. It covers active support, adjustments for independence, and using person-centred records. The module also delves into assessing support needs, promoting participation, and establishing support networks.
  • Module 4 – Understand positive risk taking and safeguarding in learning disability care: This module delves into positive risk-taking and safeguarding in learning disability care, acknowledging individuals’ rights to take risks and emphasising person-centred risk assessment. It covers the legal framework, considerations for supporting independence, and recognising and reporting abuse.
  • Module 5 – Supporting people with a learning disability and autism: This module explores supporting individuals with learning disabilities and autism, emphasising understanding autism’s characteristics, impacts, and various theories. It covers legal and policy frameworks, effective communication strategies, and supporting individuals’ needs and development.
  • Module 6 – Understand how to promote positive behaviour: This module focuses on promoting positive behaviour, covering legislation, proactive and reactive strategies, and the context of challenging behaviour. It explores restrictive practices, identifying and understanding challenging behaviour, and supporting individuals following incidents.

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 £180 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 3 Certificate in Supporting 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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