Level 2 award in supporting individuals with learning disabilities


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.

This qualification is also available as a level 3 award.

Ref No. Level Credit Value Awarding Organisation
600/4041/5 2 12
NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation

Qualification Overview

A minimum total of 12 credits must be achieved to gain the qualification as follows:

Group M – 4 credits
Group O – 8 credits

To achieve the qualification you need to pass all of the online computer-marked assessments.

Each unit will also have associated learning materials. All the answers to the assessment questions can be found within the learning materials.

Group M - Mandatory Units

QCF ref Unit Title Level Credits
K/601/5315 LD201 Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities 2 4

Group O - Optional Units

QCF ref Unit Title Level Credits
J/601/2874 DEM201 Dementia awareness 2 2
A/601/2886 DEM207 Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care 2 2
M/601/5316 LD210 Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions 2 2
F/601/3442 SS MU 2.1 Introductory awareness of sensory loss 2 2
Y/601/3446 SS OP 2.1 Introductory awareness of models of disability 2 2

Topics Covered

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


Delivered and accessed online via EdgeWorks™ Care Academy

1 round of marking and invigilation

NCFE CACHE qualification certificate upon successful completion

Online candidate support

Learner records archived for future tracking and reporting


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