This course will be completed via distance learning; initial contact will be made to the college and a learning pack supplied to complete. Contact will be made with your assessor via email or telephone. On enrolling you will be given a completion date for final submission of the work towards your qualification.
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. This qualification aims to give learners knowledge and understanding to work with individuals with learning disabilities. They will explore the principles of safeguarding and positive risk taking and gain awareness of the autistic spectrum.
You will study the following units - 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 disorders and principles of supporting individuals with learning disability to access healthcare.
Experience of the health and social care sector is desirable, however the course can also be accessed by those interested un the field of health and social care or where the content supports a CPD opportunity. There are no formal entry requirements but candidates should be prepared to write assignments and commit to study away from college.
A portfolio of evidence will be produced to meet the learning outcomes expected in the qualification. These will be returned to college via email by the candidate and feedback will be returned in the same way.