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Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Distance Learning Level 2 Award

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Availability & Details

Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities - Level 2 - Distance Learning Havant HD-SILD2A-G(2123)001

Venue
Online

Type of study
Adult Learning, Online Learning, Part Time

Dates
01-Aug-2021 - 31-Jul-2023 (weeks)

Examination board
NCFE
Fees
Exam Full Fee £49.00
Exam Fully-Funded £0.00
Course Co-Funded Fee £0.00
Course Full Fee £401.00
Course Fully-Funded £0.00
Exam Co-Funded Fee £0.00

Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities - Level 2 - Distance Learning Havant HD-SILD2A-G(2224)001

Venue
Online

Type of study
Adult Learning, Online Learning, Part Time

Dates
01-Aug-2022 - 31-Jul-2024 (weeks)

Examination board
NCFE

Overview

There are currently approximately 13.9 million people in the UK living with a disability; would you know how to support any of these individuals?

This qualification is not solely for those that wish to pursue employment in education, it is for anyone who comes into contact with individuals with learning disabilities as part of their job role, for example in the healthcare sector, care industry, housing, employment support, leisure industry, probation service and working in libraries. 

To secure a place on this course you should hold passes in GCSE or Functional Skills English at Level 1 or be willing to work towards achieving these qualifications.

On this online course, you will study the following knowledge-based units:

  1. Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  2. Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions
  3. Understand physical disability
  4. Introductory awareness of sensory loss
  5. Understand mental wellbeing and mental health problems

Your learning material and assignments will be available to you through a Google Classroom. There will also be an opportunity for you to attend a workshop in our dedicated Adult Learning Centre at the Havant Campus.

You will need to complete five unit assignments, all with individual deadlines.

On completion of this course, you will have gained knowledge to support an application of employment to work in a number of sectors. You could also apply for courses such as the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning, Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce or Level 2 Business Ready.

Your assessor is a qualified teacher, with years of experience supporting individuals with a range of disabilities.


I overcame a couple of barriers by working really hard to get the top grades. My experience was really good, with the course and the lecturers, the residentials and activities, together it was all really good. I had really great teaching support, I could always go to the lecturers and speak to them if I needed to.

David Stenning, Public Services student

The teaching and support was really great, the quality was really great, all the teachers really care about your education as well as your wellbeing, they take everything into consideration and they’re great.

Katie Whittingham, A Level student

“HSDC provided me with the opportunity for autonomous study and the choice of subjects that I wanted to study, which helped me develop relevant knowledge as well as relevant skills for the workplace.”

Lucas Ratcliffe, A Level and CTEC student