Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties Level 2







FUNDING: This course maybe funded/co funded under the Adult Education Budget. Please contact us to see if you are eligible.

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in, or who is already working with, people with learning disabilities.

This course will be ideal for you if you’re working within health or social care but may also be useful if you’re working in education or a housing support role. You can also take this qualification to support your progression into further learning within the Health and Social Care sector.

Developing knowledge of safeguarding and protection, personalisation in social care, positive risk taking and supporting people with learning disabilities will enable you to become more effective and confident in your role.

Learners will explore the principles of safeguarding and positive risk taking and gain awareness of the autistic spectrum.

This qualification aims to help you

This qualification contains the following 6 mandatory units:

  • Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities

You will explore the meaning of learning disability and consider issues closely linked with learning disability support. You’ll develop an awareness of how the attitudes and beliefs of others affect people who have learning disabilities. You’ll be introduced to themes covering inclusion, human rights, advocacy, empowerment and active participation, and will consider the central place of communication in working with people who have learning disabilities.

  • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

You will be introduced to the important area of safeguarding people from abuse. You’ll develop knowledge of different types of abuse, and the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring. You’ll consider when people might be particularly vulnerable to abuse, and what you must do if abuse is suspected or alleged.

  • Introduction to personalisation in social care

You will understand how personalisation affects provision of social care services, and you’ll focus on the systems, skills and support needed to implement personalised provision.

  • Principles of positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities

You will develop your knowledge of positive risk taking and understand the importance of positive risk taking for people with learning disabilities. You’ll explore how to take a person-centred approach to enabling individuals to take risks and how to balance risk taking with duty of care.

  • Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions

You will gain an introductory awareness on autistic spectrum conditions. You’ll develop knowledge and explore important themes such as individuality, communication, behaviour and person-centred support.

  • Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access health care

You will develop the knowledge needed to enable you to contribute to supporting a person to access and use health care services.




Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties

Qualification Level

Level 2 Certificate

Awarding organisation

CACHE ncfe

Instruction language


Qualification Duration

143 Guided Learning Hours



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