Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

£100

Up to 3 Months

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Overview


Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Difficulties course

Learners will explore a wide range of skills required when working with people that are affected by learning disabilities.

The course is designed to give learners a strong understanding of how to support individuals with learning difficulties to make their own decisions and make the most of their life.

Developing essential knowledge and skills around actively supporting individuals with learning difficulties, this qualification is taught through personal development opportunities that help understand and demonstrate a high quality person centred approach to support.


Course Contents

Learners must achieve a minimum of 23 credits: 12 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 11 credits from the optional units. At least 17 credits must be achieved at level 3.



Mandatory Units:

  • 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

Optional Units

  • Promote active support

  • Understand positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities

  • Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability regarding sexuality and sexual health

  • Support individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare

  • Understand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions

  • Support young people with a disability to make the transition into adulthood

  • Principles of supporting young people with a disability to make the transition into adulthood

  • Support parents with disabilities

  • Support individuals with self-directed support

  • Principles of self-directed support

  • Maintaining the Independent Advocacy relationship

  • Purpose and principles of Independent Advocacy

  • Providing Independent Advocacy support

  • Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion

  • Understand mental health problems

  • Understand the process and experience of dementia

  • Understand the diversity of individuals with dementia and the importance of inclusion

  • Provide support to maintain and develop skills for everyday life

  • Facilitate learning and development activities to meet individual needs and preferences

  • Prepare to support individuals within a shared lives arrangement

  • Support individuals to access and use services and facilities

  • Provide support for individuals within a shared lives arrangement

  • Support individuals in their relationships

  • Support individuals to manage their finances

  • Support individuals to access housing and accommodation services

  • Support Individuals with Specific Communication Needs

  • Support individuals during a period of change

  • Support individuals to prepare for and settle into new home environments.

  • Work in partnership with families to support individuals

  • Promote positive behaviour

  • Support families in maintaining relationships in their wider social structures

  • Understand Physical Disability

  • Support families who have a child with a disability

  • Understand Sensory Loss

  • Understand Models of Disability

  • Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities

  • Enable individuals to negotiate environments

  • Support positive risk taking for individuals

  • Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene

  • Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene

  • Support individuals in the use of assistive technology

  • Support individuals to access education, training or employment.

  • Enable individuals with behavioural difficulties to develop strategies to change their behaviour

  • Implement the positive behavioural support model


Delivery Mode


The course is unit based and assessed using a variety of methods, including written assignments, as well as assessments in the workplace. You will also get a Work based Observation,



Requirements

Over the age of 18

Be working in education and/ or training sector.

Have access to a laptop with internet.