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Overview

There are many different types of learning disabilities that are each associated with a range of behaviours and characteristics. Every learning disability requires a certain level of care, and this Learning Disability Awareness course will provide you with a solid understanding of their causes, symptoms and diagnosis.

This course is ideal for those who work in the education, healthcare or social care sector, who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the codes of practice for supporting those with learning disabilities. It covers safeguarding policy, key legislation, challenges in care provision, and much more. You will also gain valuable transferable skills that will help you to implement a person-centred approach to the care that you provide.

Highlights of the Learning Disability Awareness :

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of learning disabilities and their causes and symptoms 
  • Understand the code of practice for safeguarding adults with learning disabilities
  • Learn how to implement a person-centred approach to support the needs of individuals with learning disabilities
  • Know how to recognise the signs of learning disability in adults and children
  • Broaden your knowledge of the legislation in place to protect adults with learning disabilities
  • Understand how learning disabilities affect everyday life and how to support the day-to-day needs of those with learning disabilities
  • Learn about how learning disabilities can affect care practices and the challenges of caring for individuals with learning disabilities
  • Be able to support the capacity for independence of adults with learning disabilities

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials

Will I Receive a Certificate of Completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.

Why Study This Course

This course is ideal for health care and social care workers who wish to gain a deeper understanding of how to support the needs of those with learning disabilities. To provide you with ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can become accredited in just 20/30 hours, with the freedom to study at your own pace.

Career Path

Once you have successfully completed the course, you will receive an accredited certificate of achievement, which will help you to fast track your career in the following professions:

  • Learning Disabilities Support Worker
  • Registered Mental Nurse
  • SEN Teaching Assistant
  • Qualified Social Worker

Course Curriculum

Learning Disability Awareness
Module 01:Introduction
Learning Disability Awareness 00:50:00
Module 02:Learning Disabilities: the Basics
Module 03:New Understanding
Module 04:Person-centred Approach
Module 05:Meeting Needs - Part 1
Module 06:Meeting Needs - Part 2
Module 07:Meeting Needs - Part 3
Module 08:Legal Framework, Opportunities and Safeguarding

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