Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (4200)

Last Updated: 22 Nov 2016

These qualifications will help you to develop the knowledge and skills you need to support individuals with a learning disability.

The units offered within these qualifications mirror those offered within the Learning Disabilities Pathway through the Health and Social Care Diploma in England.

These qualifications are aimed at those wishing to work or progress in care or healthcare roles such as care worker and healthcare assistant.

You must be aged 16 or over.

Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You can choose the qualification that demonstrates the specialist knowledge and skills you have developed such as:

  • understanding mental health problems
  • dementia awareness
  • supporting independence in everyday tasks
  • supporting individuals in learning and development activities
  • supporting individuals in the use of assistive technology
  • promoting communication in health, social care or children's and young people's settings.

You will probably complete the qualification on weekly day release from work.

Each unit you complete will be assessed by either an assignment of a portfolio of evidence.

Which level is right for me?

Level 2
These qualifications are for people who work in, or are interested in working in, this sector. You will have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you have been supervised.

Level 3
You have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge in this field. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring work meets the required standard.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of care and health care roles including:

  • Care worker
  • Healthcare assistant.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

You will also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards. This may mean access to work placements.

Centres currently offering the Induction Award in Supporting People with a Learning Disability (3100) are automatically approved to offer these qualifications.

There are no eligibility requirements for the Level 2 qualifications.

It is assumed that candidates taking the Level 3 qualifications will have access to current learning disability practice.

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you work in, or are interested in working in, this sector. You will have some relevant knowledge and skills, usually from a role where you've been supervised.

There are two qualifications at this level:

  • Level 2 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Difficulties
  • Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Difficulties.

You complete both mandatory and optional units from a wide range, including:

  • Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • Support person-centred thinking and planning
  • Purpose and principles of independent advocacy
  • Support individuals in their relationships
  • Enable individuals with behavioural difficulties to develop strategies to change their behaviour.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of care and health care roles including:

  • Care worker
  • Healthcare assistant.

Level 2 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (4200-21)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Level 2 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

  • Accreditation No: 600/1011/3 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 12 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 88 - 113 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (4200-22)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

  • Accreditation No: 600/1010/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 21 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 145 - 179 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you have a great deal of technical skills and knowledge in this field. You work with minimum supervision and have a good record of safety, fault correction and ensuring that work meets the required standard.

There are two qualifications available at this level:

  • Level 3 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Difficulties
  • Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Difficulties.

You complete both mandatory and optional units from a wide range, including:

  • Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • Support person-centred thinking and planning
  • Purpose and principles of independent advocacy
  • Support individuals in their relationships
  • Enable individuals with behavioural difficulties to develop strategies to change their behaviour.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

These qualifications can help you to progress in a wide range of care and health care roles including:

  • Care worker
  • Healthcare assistant.

Level 3 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (4200-31)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017 Supportive services: Learning Assistant

Level 3 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

  • Accreditation No: 600/1061/7 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 12 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 83 - 122 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (4200-32)

Last Registration Date: 31 Oct 2017

Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

  • Accreditation No: 600/0673/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Credit based qualification This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 23 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 158 - 218 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/10/2020 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

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