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Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties

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  • Type: e-Learning
  • Level: 2
  • Start Date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Study Mode: Online Learning

About the course

Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. Owing to the fact that they are likely to find it more difficult than others to describe their symptoms, it is essential for anyone working with individuals with learning disabilities to have a good knowledge of the healthcare system and relevant legislation, as well as an understanding of the signs and symptoms of various conditions.

Why study?

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification Evidence your competency to employers
  • Improve your understanding of the term 'learning disability'
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a ti me that suits you, without the need to attend College
  • Understand the importance of safeguarding individuals from abuse and the importance of a person-centred approach to risk-taking

What you will learn

  • Understanding the Context of Supporting Individualswith Learning Disabilities
  • Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
  • Introduction to Personalisation in Social Care
  • Principles of Positive Risk-Taking for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Introductory Awareness of Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  • Principles of Supporting Individuals with a Learning Disability to Access Healthcare

How much does it cost?

This course is free* to study if you are:

  • Aged 19 or over
  • Living in UK and an EU resident for the last 3 years
  • Have settled status in the UK if you are not a UK or EU national

*Funding for adult programmes has changed. If you live in a devolved area you may have to pay for your programme(s).

If you currently reside in any of the devolved authorities listed below (based on you home postcode) your study with Harlow College is not eligible for AEB funding and you may be required to pay tuition fees:

  • The Greater London Authority
  • The Greater Manchester Combined Authority 
  • The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority 
  • The West of England Combined Authority 
  • The West Midlands Combined Authority 
  • The Tees Valley Combined Authority 
  • The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority

You may be eligible for funding from other providers.

I'm interested. What should I do now?

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