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Course Code: NPCHS091/1DL

Course Level: Level 2

Study Mode: Online-Learning

Course Type: Adults

Course overview

Would you like to learn ways of working with individuals with learning disabilities? If you're working in the health and social care sector or care for an individual, then this course will give an overall understanding of the principles of working with learning disabilities.

This course will give an overall understanding of the principles of working with learning disabilities. Topics covered include: 

  • contact of supporting individuals, 
  • principles of safeguarding and protection,
  • personalisation in social care, 
  • principles of positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities, 
  • introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions 
  • principles of supporting individuals to access healthcare.

Be working or volunteering in a health and social care environment or other relevant working environment; have a basic level of English in order to complete the written assessments.

This is an online learning course and will require the learner to commit to self study hours in order to complete the assessments.

Each learner will be assessed via interactive online resources and end of unit assessment questions. . Assessments must be completed in the agreed timescale and submitted to the assessor who will then provide feedback, advice and guidance, and, additional support where needed.

Susan Goodwin, H&SC Assessor
Tel: 01782 254121
Chloe Richards, H&SC Administrator
Tel: 01782 254387
E Mail:

There are further Level 2 certificates that you may progress to, which include: mental health problems, dementia care, and infection control, care planning, autism, common health conditions, equality and diversity, nutrition, safeguarding. Also you may progress to a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Adult Health and Social Care or progress on to an apprenticeship within the sector.

A range of financial support may be available for adult students to help towards the cost of your fees, equipment, childcare and/or other expenses while studying, depending on your personal circumstances and the course you are studying. For full details please visit

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