Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities


A learning disability affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate.

Around 1.5 million people in the UK have one.


This e-learning explores the meaning of learning disability and considers issues closely linked with learning disability support.

These include an awareness of how the attitudes and beliefs of others affect individuals who have learning disabilities.

It introduces themes of inclusion, human rights, advocacy, empowerment and active participation and also considers the central place of communication in working with individuals who have learning disabilities.

Also available as a level 2 accredited unit.

Topics Covered

  • Supporting the human rights and inclusion of individuals with learning disabilities.
  • Understand the nature and characteristics of learning disability.
  • Understand the historical context of learning disability.
  • Principles of supporting individuals with learning disabilities and their families.
  • How views and attitudes impact on the lives of individuals.
  • Promoting communication with individuals with learning disabilities.
Average time to complete e-learning and assessments

Duration 90 minutes

e-learning content

6 e-learning modules

Course assessments

1 online assessment

Learner support

Online learner support

Certifcate on completion

Certificate available on completion

Training records archived for future tracking and reporting

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