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Online Learning Disability Qualification (QCF) Launched


EdgeWorks™ Care Academy is set to launch our latest learning disability qualification ‘Level 2 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities‘- another online qualification exclusively available via Care Academy.

The qualification has been developed to support those who work with people with learning disabilities in a variety of contexts and is suitable for a wide range of learners. These could be workers new to learning disability services, experienced workers working in learning disability services who wish to undetake a short CPD qualification, workers who may come into contact with learning disabilities services as part of their job in health, care, education and housing.

The qualification is fully accredited and we have funding available to deliver this in a number of regions. Upon successful completion, clients can also claim around £180.00 per qualification ‘cash-back’ from Skills for Care using the Workforce Development Funding.

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

  • Group M – 4 credits
  • Group O – 23 credits

All units are knowledge only and a minimum of 8 credits must be achieved from the optional units in addition to the 4 mandatory units.

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
L/601/6442 LD202 Support person-centred thinking and planning 2 5
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 SSMU21 Introductory awareness of sensory loss 2 2
Y/601/3446 SSOP21 Introductory awareness of models of disability 2 2
K/601/3449 SSOP22 Support effective communication with individuals with a sensory loss 2 3
A/601/4895 SSOP23 Contribute to the support of individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities 2 3
H/601/3451 SSOP24 Contribute to supporting individuals in the use of assistive technology 2 3
F/601/5160 SSOP25 Supporting individuals to negotiate environments 2 4

To find out more or discuss how you can access this qualification please call us on 0330 995 0840 or complete our online form.