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Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities Level 2

Course overview

This qualification aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of issues related to different types of learning disabilities and how these affect individuals in their daily lives. By studying this course, students will cover a range of topics, including safeguarding and personalisation in social care.

Course duration

8-12 weeks

Delivery method



Level 2


£249 (Funding is available - eligibility criteria may apply)


Eligible for adult funding (eligibility criteria may apply). Please contact our team for advice on finance and funding options.

Suitable for

This course is suitable for students aged 14 and over. It is ideal for anyone who currently works in, or would like to work in, the education and health and social care sectors.

Learning outcomes

Following this course, students will understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities and the principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care. This course will also cover an introduction to personalisation in social care, the principles of positive risk-taking for individuals with disabilities, an introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions and the principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare.

Course content

  • How to contextualise support for individuals with learning disabilities
  • Understanding inclusion
  • Advocacy and empowerment
  • Recognising signs of abuse
  • How to respond to a situation of alleged abuse
  • How to reduce the likelihood of abuse
  • How to report unsafe practices
  • How to adopt a personalised approach to care when supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • Support to manage risks
  • Autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) and the different experiences of individuals living with ASC
  • Systems of communication
  • Roles of different professionals working with individuals with learning disabilities in healthcare services
  • Healthcare plans and health checks and how they underpin long term health and wellbeing

Course requirements

Candidates will require the following equipment for distance learning:

  • PC or laptop with a microphone and speakers (a webcam is preferred but not essential)
  • Access to the internet and web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome)
  • An email account for file sharing

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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