Level Two Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities (Distance Learning)

The primary purpose of this qualification is to help you prepare to enter, or progress within, employment where you work or interact with people with learning disabilities in a variety of roles. 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. 

This qualification is designed for learners with an interest in, or who are already working with, people with learning disabilities in a variety of roles. 

What will I study?

This qualification contains the following six mandatory units:

  • Unit one: Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • Unit two: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Unit three: Introduction to personalisation in social care
  • Unit four: Principles of positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities
  • Unit five: Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions
  • Unit six: Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access health care 

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

What next?

For learners who are not in employment some level three courses are available please discuss with your assessor. For those who complete the course in order to gain employment you could progress to the Level Two Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education Apprenticeships 2018 Summer Part-time course guide