Understand The Context Of Supporting Individuals With Learning Disabilities

Accredited course - interview required.

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 152 Conc £0 Full £436

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 09:30 - 14:30 8 MAC 02/02/2019 30/03/2019 CC1550

What will the course cover?

This qualification will be ideal for you if you’re working within health care or social care but may also be useful if you’re working in education or a housing support role. You can also take this qualification to support your progression into further learning within the Health and Social Care sector. The qualification aims to help you develop your underpinning knowledge and understanding to support your role working with people with learning disabilities. You’ll explore the principles of safeguarding and positive risk taking and gain awareness of the autistic spectrum. The course is composed of 6 mandatory units. These cover: Understanding 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 health care.

Who is the course for?

This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in, or who are already working with individuals with learning disabilities in a variety of roles. The primary purpose of this qualification is to help learners prepare to enter, or progress within, employment where you work or interact with people with learning disabilities in a variety of roles. This qualification aims to give learners knowledge and understanding to work with individuals with learning disabilities or difficulties. The course will explore the principles of safeguarding and positive risk taking and gain awareness of the autistic spectrum.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

There are no formal entry qualifications but you should be able to write and speak at Level 2. Learners do not need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as these are knowledge only qualifications. You don’t need to have any specific prior learning requirements to take this qualification, but may find it helpful if you’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification within the Health and Social Care area.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Have a far greater understanding of a range of learning difficulties, and how to apply this knowledge in a Care context.

How is the course organised?

To gain the maximum benefit, you should read recommended books and websites, and review the topics covered during the class each week. You should research unit topics, and work on sections of your assignments after each class session. Computer access is available at Study Support sessions at Macbeth Centre. Candidates will be expected to undertake additional study in their own time and complete assignments, including weekly Learning Journals.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Portfolio, Feedback and Marked assignments including ongoing self-assessment (Learning Journal). The qualification will be assessed by a combination of written assignments and presentations.

How will my progress be assessed?

Portfolio, Feedback and Marked assignments including ongoing self-assessment (Learning Journal). The qualification will be assessed by a combination of written assignments and presentations.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Developing knowledge of safeguarding and protection, personalisation in social care, positive risk taking and supporting people with learning disabilities will enable you to become more effective and confident in your role. Knowing how to support people with learning disabilities to access health care ensures you can support them to remain healthy and obtain the health care they need. You may want to look at progressing into higher levels in a Care qualification, which will make effective use of the skills gained in this qualification.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

All assessment and registration costs are included in the course fee, and we will provide stationery as needed. The recommended text and materials will be given to you when you start the course.

What support is available?

There will be tutorials for each student per term. Relevant books will be given to you and periodicals may be available from your local Library Service. You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the free Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. At these sessions you can access the internet, work on and print homework and assignments for your course, research, access a range of software, improve your typing and practice/review what you have covered in class. You will need to book a place on these sessions – ask your tutor how. Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability and feel you need support to get the best from your course you can contact Sean Buckley (sean.buckley@lbhf.gov.uk) to have a confidential discussion on how best we can support your learning. The Learner Support Fund is a discretionary scheme, funded by the Skills Funding Agency, to assist learners who may be experiencing difficulties in paying for essential equipment/materials, travel costs, childcare, registration fees and other necessary expenses. These funds are only available to learners studying towards an approved qualification and who are on a low household income of under £20,000. Parental income will not be taken into consideration but the income of any spouse or partner will. Proof of low income will be required. Please discuss this with your tutor at interview or enquire at reception for full details of these funds. Details of all available support can be found on our website (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or reception staff.