Awards and Certificates in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THESE QUALIFICATIONS

 

These qualifications provide an opportunity to develop knowledge and skills around supporting individuals with a learning disability.

The units offered within these qualifications mirror those offered within the Learning Disabilities Pathway through the Health & Social Care Diplomas in England.

Those wishing to undertake a Level 2 will already have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you’ve been supervised.

Those wishing to undertake a Level 3 will already have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge in this field. You work with minimum supervision ensuring work meets the required standard. Some of the level 3 units also confirm competence and evidence will be generated in a work environment.

Units can be accessed individually for Continuing Professional Development.

 


Image: AwardAward in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities:
Level 2 (12 credits)

To achieve the Level 2 Award learners will need to gain 12 credits from a combination of mandatory and optional units.

You would complete 1 mandatory unit, which is 4 credits:

  • Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities

You also choose from a range of optional units in Group B – you’ll need enough to give you a minimum of 8 credits. A minimum of 7 credits must be achieved at Level 2. Please download the qualification handbook for detailed information.


Image: AwardAward in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities:
Level 3 (12 credits)

To achieve the Level 3 Award learners will need to gain 12 credits from a combination of mandatory and optional units.

You would complete 1 mandatory unit, which is 4 credits:

  • Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities

You also choose from a range of optional units in Group B – you’ll need enough to give you a minimum of 8 credits. A minimum of 7 credits must be achieved at Level 3. Please download the qualification handbook for detailed information.


Image: CertificateCertificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities:
Level 2 (21 credits)

This qualification is useful for those who haven’t got a specific learning disability qualification but don’t need to do the full Diploma, those who want to then go on to do the Diploma at a later date or those wanting to complete for continuing professional development.

To achieve the Level 2 Certificate learners will need to gain 21 credits from a combination of mandatory and optional units.

You would complete 3 mandatory units, which add up to 12 credits:

  • Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • Support person-centred thinking and planning
  • Introduction to communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

You also choose from a range of optional units in Group B – you’ll need enough to give you a minimum of 9 credits. Please download the qualification handbook for detailed information.


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Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities:
Level 3 (23 credits)

To achieve the Level 3 Certificate learners will need to gain 23 credits from a combination of mandatory and optional units.

You would complete 3 mandatory units, which add up to 12 credits:

  • Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • Support person-centred thinking and planning
  • Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

You also choose from a range of optional units in Group B – you’ll need enough to give you a minimum of 11 credits. A minimum of 17 credits must be achieved at Level 3. Please download the qualification handbook for detailed information.