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Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties (RQF) Level 2 Certificate
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Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties (RQF) Level 2 Certificate

  • Learn how to work with people with various learning difficulties
  • Understand the nature, causes and characteristics of learning disabilities
  • Recognise how to support individuals with disabilities to manage identified risks
  • Gain an RQF qualification
  • Enrol with no prior experience
  • Receive dedicated tutor assistance

About Your Diploma

By completing this recognised Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties (RQF), you’ll gain skills that allow you to support people with learning difficulties. With your assistance, they will be able to live more independent lives.

Throughout the course, you’ll cover numerous aspects of health and social care that relate to assisting individuals with learning difficulties. Giving you specialist knowledge and understanding of their specific needs, so you know exactly what they need from you.

You will learn all about safeguarding procedures and how to identify signs of abuse, plus, ways to navigate these scenarios effectively. You’ll also come to understand the importance of personalisation in social care, the correct way to implement it and how personalisation benefits those you work with.

Alongside this, you will also learn about the healthcare services available for those with learning difficulties. Such as who they’re for and how they work.

Over the duration of the course, you’ll come to gain detailed knowledge of a broad range of learning difficulties. Providing you with the confidence and competence to work with individuals with differing needs.  

Once completed, you’ll have knowledge and skills that enable you to effectively work with individuals with learning difficulties. Having this course listed on your CV will help your application stand out to potential employers in the health and social care sector. It also provides a good platform to build on with further study in health and social care.

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK distance learning provider. With many online courses that allow you the flexibility to study whenever suits you best.

You can plan your studies around your existing commitments, removing the need to rearrange your life to fit in with your education. There are no classes to attend or timetables to stick to, so you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

With the knowledge gained in this course, you’ll be able to work towards further education or a fulfilling new career.

In addition to this, you’ll receive dedicated support from our experienced online tutors throughout your course. As well as flexible payment options to help you spread the cost of your course.

All you need to do is log in to our student portal and the entire course will be there waiting for you. Allowing you to get started the minute you enrol.

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your course will include. However, the assignments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible and you will see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still be completing the whole course.

Unit 1: Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how legislation and policies support the human rights and inclusion of individuals with learning disabilities
  • Understand the nature, causes and characteristics of learning disability
  • Understand the historical context of learning disability
  • Understand the principles and practice of advocacy, empowerment and active participation in relation to supporting individuals with learning disabilities and their families
  • Understand how views and attitudes impact on the lives of individuals with learning disabilities and their family carers
  • Understand how to promote communication with individuals with learning disabilities

Unit 2: Safeguarding and protection in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of safeguarding adults
  • Know how to recognise signs of abuse
  • Know how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse
  • Understand the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse
  • Understand ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse
  • Know how to recognise and report unsafe practices
  • Understand principles for online safety

Unit 3: Introduction to personalisation in social care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the meaning of personalisation in social care
  • Understand systems that support personalisation
  • Understand how personalisation affects the way support is provided
  • Understand how to implement personalisation

Unit 4: Principles of positive risk-taking for individuals with disabilities

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the importance of risk-taking in everyday life for individuals with disabilities
  • Understand the importance of positive, person-centred risk assessment
  • Know how legislation and policies are relevant to positive risk-taking
  • Understand how to support individuals with disabilities in decisions about risk-taking
  • Understand how to support individuals with disabilities to manage identified risks

Unit 5: Introductory awareness of Autistic Spectrum Conditions

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the areas in which individuals with an autistic spectrum condition characteristically have difficulties
  • Understand the concept of autism as a spectrum, and the implications for variation in the capacities and needs of individuals
  • Understand the behaviours exhibited by some individuals with an autistic spectrum condition
  • Understand how to contribute to the person-centred support of an individual who has an autistic spectrum condition
  • Understand how to communicate effectively with individuals on the autistic spectrum

Unit 6: Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand legislation, policies and guidance relevant to individuals with a learning disability accessing healthcare
  • Understand the function of different healthcare services that an individual with a learning disability may need to access
  • Understand the role of professionals within different healthcare services that an individual with a learning disability may need to access
  • Understand how plans for healthcare and regular health checks underpin long-term health and well-being
  • Understand the issues that an individual with a learning disability may face when accessing a variety of healthcare services

The minimum age for this qualification is 16 years of age.

No previous experience or qualifications are needed for this course. The learner should possess a keen interest in health and social care.

The estimated study time for this course is 143 hours.

This course is provided completely online, so you will complete the work and assessments from home.

There are no exams, instead, your understanding will be assessed through a variety of tasks. Each unit will encompass quizzes, essays, activities and research, along with other assessment methods. These are designed to ensure you meet the learning outcomes of each module.

TQUK

TQUK logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties (RQF) (Qualification reference number = 603/2932/4).

Established in 2013, Training Qualifications UK are one of the most forward-thinking and agile Awarding Organisations in the UK. They work closely with both employers and providers to ensure learners receive qualifications that have impact in the workplace and help learners succeed in all walks of life.

Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties (RQF) Level 2 Certificate

  • Learn how to work with people with various learning difficulties
  • Understand the nature, causes and characteristics of learning disabilities
  • Recognise how to support individuals with disabilities to manage identified risks
  • Gain an RQF qualification
  • Enrol with no prior experience
  • Receive dedicated tutor assistance

About Your Diploma

By completing this recognised Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties (RQF), you’ll gain skills that allow you to support people with learning difficulties. With your assistance, they will be able to live more independent lives.

Throughout the course, you’ll cover numerous aspects of health and social care that relate to assisting individuals with learning difficulties. Giving you specialist knowledge and understanding of their specific needs, so you know exactly what they need from you.

You will learn all about safeguarding procedures and how to identify signs of abuse, plus, ways to navigate these scenarios effectively. You’ll also come to understand the importance of personalisation in social care, the correct way to implement it and how personalisation benefits those you work with.

Alongside this, you will also learn about the healthcare services available for those with learning difficulties. Such as who they’re for and how they work.

Over the duration of the course, you’ll come to gain detailed knowledge of a broad range of learning difficulties. Providing you with the confidence and competence to work with individuals with differing needs.  

Once completed, you’ll have knowledge and skills that enable you to effectively work with individuals with learning difficulties. Having this course listed on your CV will help your application stand out to potential employers in the health and social care sector. It also provides a good platform to build on with further study in health and social care.

Getting Started

learndirect is the leading UK distance learning provider. With many online courses that allow you the flexibility to study whenever suits you best.

You can plan your studies around your existing commitments, removing the need to rearrange your life to fit in with your education. There are no classes to attend or timetables to stick to, so you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

With the knowledge gained in this course, you’ll be able to work towards further education or a fulfilling new career.

In addition to this, you’ll receive dedicated support from our experienced online tutors throughout your course. As well as flexible payment options to help you spread the cost of your course.

All you need to do is log in to our student portal and the entire course will be there waiting for you. Allowing you to get started the minute you enrol.

Modules

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your course will include. However, the assignments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible and you will see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still be completing the whole course.

Unit 1: Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand how legislation and policies support the human rights and inclusion of individuals with learning disabilities
  • Understand the nature, causes and characteristics of learning disability
  • Understand the historical context of learning disability
  • Understand the principles and practice of advocacy, empowerment and active participation in relation to supporting individuals with learning disabilities and their families
  • Understand how views and attitudes impact on the lives of individuals with learning disabilities and their family carers
  • Understand how to promote communication with individuals with learning disabilities

Unit 2: Safeguarding and protection in care settings

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the principles of safeguarding adults
  • Know how to recognise signs of abuse
  • Know how to respond to suspected or alleged abuse
  • Understand the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse
  • Understand ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse
  • Know how to recognise and report unsafe practices
  • Understand principles for online safety

Unit 3: Introduction to personalisation in social care

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the meaning of personalisation in social care
  • Understand systems that support personalisation
  • Understand how personalisation affects the way support is provided
  • Understand how to implement personalisation

Unit 4: Principles of positive risk-taking for individuals with disabilities

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Know the importance of risk-taking in everyday life for individuals with disabilities
  • Understand the importance of positive, person-centred risk assessment
  • Know how legislation and policies are relevant to positive risk-taking
  • Understand how to support individuals with disabilities in decisions about risk-taking
  • Understand how to support individuals with disabilities to manage identified risks

Unit 5: Introductory awareness of Autistic Spectrum Conditions

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the areas in which individuals with an autistic spectrum condition characteristically have difficulties
  • Understand the concept of autism as a spectrum, and the implications for variation in the capacities and needs of individuals
  • Understand the behaviours exhibited by some individuals with an autistic spectrum condition
  • Understand how to contribute to the person-centred support of an individual who has an autistic spectrum condition
  • Understand how to communicate effectively with individuals on the autistic spectrum

Unit 6: Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand legislation, policies and guidance relevant to individuals with a learning disability accessing healthcare
  • Understand the function of different healthcare services that an individual with a learning disability may need to access
  • Understand the role of professionals within different healthcare services that an individual with a learning disability may need to access
  • Understand how plans for healthcare and regular health checks underpin long-term health and well-being
  • Understand the issues that an individual with a learning disability may face when accessing a variety of healthcare services

Requirements

The minimum age for this qualification is 16 years of age.

No previous experience or qualifications are needed for this course. The learner should possess a keen interest in health and social care.

The estimated study time for this course is 143 hours.

Assessment

This course is provided completely online, so you will complete the work and assessments from home.

There are no exams, instead, your understanding will be assessed through a variety of tasks. Each unit will encompass quizzes, essays, activities and research, along with other assessment methods. These are designed to ensure you meet the learning outcomes of each module.

Qualifications

TQUK

TQUK logo

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties (RQF) (Qualification reference number = 603/2932/4).

Established in 2013, Training Qualifications UK are one of the most forward-thinking and agile Awarding Organisations in the UK. They work closely with both employers and providers to ensure learners receive qualifications that have impact in the workplace and help learners succeed in all walks of life.

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