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Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties NCFE/CACHE Level 2 Certificate

This distance learning course will enable you to gain a new qualification whilst working. You will have access to specialist support from dedicated tutors throughout the programme.

Course content

This course is constructed around the following units: 

Unit 1: Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
You will contextualise the support provided to individuals with learning disabilities, including gaining an understanding of inclusion, advocacy and empowerment. You will also consider the causes, nature and characteristics of learning disabilities. 

Unit 2: Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
This unit will help you to recognise the signs of abuse and understand how to respond to a situation of alleged or suspected abuse. You will also look into ways to reduce the likelihood of abuse and how to report 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 which encourage personalisation.

Unit 4: Principles of positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities
In this unit you will focus on autistic spectrum condition (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 which can be used to enable communication. 

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. The unit also covers how healthcare plans and health checks underpin long-term health and well-being, and explores issues that individuals may face when accessing healthcare services.

Assessment methods

Learners will be provided with a resource pack with assessment booklets to complete.

Additional information

Please note that an administration charge of £100 will be charged if learners do not complete the course within the allocated 16 weeks.

Course Information & How to Apply

For more information, or to enrol on this course please email

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
16 weeks Flexible Free Distance Learning K1575


Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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