NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Working with People with Learning Disabilities

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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Working with People with Learning Disabilities

Course information:

The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities is designed to provide learners with a comprehensive understanding of issues surrounding different types of learning disabilities and how these affect individuals in their daily lives, including safeguarding, positive risk taking and an awareness of the autistic spectrum. At your induction you will receive your learning resource/information pack which includes three assessments covering six units normally taking up to twelve weeks to complete.

 

The learning materials contain the knowledge needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course and activities allow you to practice your skills and test your learning. Assessments are based on a combination of knowledge and skills learnt on the programme. You must complete the paper based assessments, within the agreed timescales and submit these for marking by our team of qualified tutors. Your tutor will provide feedback, advice and guidance to ensure you can complete the course. Upon successful completion of all unit assessments you will be awarded the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities.

 

There are no fees for this course as the Fire Brigades Union Learning Centre has secured funding with The Skills Funding Agency and our Learning Partners. Please ensure that when you enrol on this course you are committed to completing the programme of study within the allocated timescales.Should you not complete the course in full, you may be required to pay a fee to cover registration, administration fees and learning material costs. Funded places are subject to availability and are subject to the terms and conditions of our Further Education partner.

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Please see a breakdown below of the units and sections within this course.


Unit 1: Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
You will contextualise the support provided to individuals with learning disabilities and gain an understanding of inclusion, advocacy and empowerment. You will also consider the causes, nature and characteristics of learning disability.
This unit contains six sections, including:
• Section 1: Legislation and policies that support human rights and inclusion
• Section 2: The nature and characteristics of learning disability
• Section 3: The historical context of learning disability
• Section 4: The principles and practice of advocacy, empowerment and active participation
• Section 5: The impact of views and attitudes on individuals and their families
• Section 6: How to promote communication with individuals.


Unit 2: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
This unit will help you recognise signs of abuse and understand how to respond to a situation of alleged or suspected abuse. You will also look into ways of reducing the likelihood of abuse and how to report unsafe practices.
This unit contains five sections, including:
• Section 1: Recognising signs of abuse
• Section 2: Responding to suspected or alleged abuse
• Section 3: The national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse
• Section 4: Ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse
• Section 5: Recognising and reporting unsafe practices.


Unit 3: Introduction to personalisation in social care
You will consider the importance of adopting a personalised approach to care when supporting individuals with learning disabilities, as well as looking at the systems currently in place that encourage personalisation.
This unit contains four sections, including:
• Section 1: The meaning of personalisation in social care
• Section 2: Systems that support personalisation
• Section 3: How personalisation affects the way support is provided
• Section 4: How to implement personalisation.


Unit 4: Principles of positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities
In this unit, you will gain an understanding of the importance of using positive, person-centred risk assessment to support individuals with decisions about risk taking. This unit also explores the ways in which support can be given to manage identified risks.
This unit contains five sections, including:
• Section 1: The importance of risk taking in everyday life for individuals with disabilities
• Section 2: The importance of positive person-centred risk assessment
• Section 3: The relevance of legislation and policies to positive risk taking
• Section 4: How to support individuals with decisions about risk taking
• Section 5: How to support individuals to manage identified risks.


Unit 5: Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions
This unit will focus on autistic spectrum conditions (ASCs) and the different experiences of individuals living with an ASC. You will consider person-centred ways of supporting individuals who have an ASC, including the different systems that can be used to enable communication.
This unit contains five sections, including:
• Section 1: Areas in which individuals with autistic spectrum condition have difficulties
• Section 2: The concept and implications of autism as a spectrum
• Section 3: Behaviours exhibited by individuals with an autistic spectrum condition
• Section 4: How to contribute to the person-centred support of an individual with an autistic spectrum condition
• Section 5: How to communicate with individuals on the autistic spectrum.


Unit 6: Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare
You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the roles of different professionals working with individuals with learning disabilities in healthcare services. This unit covers how healthcare plans and health checks underpin long-term health and well-being and explores issues that individuals may face when assessing healthcare services.
This unit contains five sections, including:
• Section 1: Legislation, policies and guidance relevant to accessing healthcare
• Section 2: Healthcare services available to access
• Section 3: The role of professionals in healthcare services
• Section 4: How healthcare plans and health checks underpin long-term health and well-being
• Section 5: Issues that individuals may face when accessing healthcare services

Course Units:

  1. Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  2. Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  3. Introduction to personalisation in social care
  4. Principles of positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities
  5. Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions
  6. Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare

Study mode:

WORKBOOK

Start date:

Flexible start dates after 27th August 2019

End date:

Last enrolment date 30 April 2020

Duration:

12 Weeks

Regional availability:

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Added on Thu 17th Sep 2015.
Last updated on Thu 17th Oct 2019.

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