The course will be provide an opportunity for participants to explore the impact on the individual of having a learning disability, to consider the legislative context of services and how it may affect working practice.
Any staff working directly with adults with learning disabilities who do not have previous experience or knowledge of the subject
- To increase participants’ knowledge of what it means to have a learning disability and to provide an introduction to the values and skills required to work in the sector
By the end of the session you will:
- Have explored the history of learning disability services
- Understand the public perception of people with learning disabilities and the impact that may have on the individual
- Be aware of current legislation and national drivers for services, including Safeguarding
- Recognise the importance of equality and choice when working with learning disabled adults and consider how this can be implemented in practice.
Qualifications & Credit Framework
This session will provide participants with some underpinning knowledge that is relevant to the following QCF units:
- LD 201 Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
- LD 314 Principles of self directed support
- HSC024 Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
- HSC025 The role of the health and social care worker
- SHC23 Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or childrens and young people’s settings
NB This course is designed to provide a knowledge base for ‘Supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities’. Alternatively, the 2 courses can be combined and delivered as a 2 day course.