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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Course Code Start Date End Date Wks Day Time Venue Fees
19-23yrs
Fees
24yrs +
18ILDD1AL2/1 23/01/2019 26/06/2019 18 W 18:00 - 21:00 Macclesfield College £225.00 Fee Code: £225.00Fee Code:
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Course Information

Overview
This qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills around supporting individuals with learning disabilities. It is aimed at learners who support individuals with learning disabilities as part of their job role.

The units offered within this qualification mirror those offered within the Learning Disabilities Pathway of the Health and Social Care Diplomas in England.

Who is it for?
It is recommended that learners are working, volunteering or on practical placement to be able to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
This Award may be suitable for:
* Those whose job role is not exclusively focused around supporting individuals with learning disabilities, but who come into contact with people as part of their job, for example:
- health
- care
- education
- housing
- leisure
- employment
- libraries
- people working in probation

* Employment support workers, dementia care advisors and palliative care professionals could complete the award to enable them to better tailor their service to people’s needs. Used in this context these qualifications would support the implementation of the current autism, dementia and end of life strategies for people with learning disabilities
* Workers who are new to learning disability services but already know about social care
* Workers in learning disability services wishing to undertake a shorter CPD qualification
* People in community and volunteering roles who work alongside or support people with a learning disability who want more information so that they can work towards providing high quality care for individuals with learning disabilities.

Outcome
On successful completion of this course you will gain an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Entry Requirements
For this course you do not need to have achieved any formal qualifications, but you do need to already be working at Level 1 or equivalent. Learners should be at least 16 years old.

On receipt of your application to study this course you will be invited to attend an admissions interview with a member of the teaching team to discuss the course and its requirements further.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

It is recommended that learners are working, volunteering or on practical placement to be able to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

Content
During this course potential units you may cover include:
• Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
• Provide active support
• Support person-centred thinking and planning
• Principles of positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities
• Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions
• Support independence in the tasks of daily living
• Understand physical disability
• Introductory awareness of sensory loss
• Introductory awareness of models of disability
• Contribute to the support of individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities
• Purpose and principles of independent advocacy
• Support young people with a disability to make the transition into adulthood

Assessment
It will be assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a portfolio of evidence.

Awarding Body
NCFE CACHE

Follow up courses/Progression
On successful achievement of this course you may wish to progress to:
• Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
• Employment

Additional Information
Additional help and support is available should you require it and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.
All of our classes provide extra support and smaller class sizes.



Course information code: HSC-07-18