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Introduction to Learning Disability for Health & Social Care (Apollo)

  • 1 Day | Part Time
  • Suffolk New College (Ipswich)
  • Level 1 | Professional

Course overview

This course aims to help learners and Health & Social Care professionals to develop their skills and knowledge around Learning Disabilities. This unit gives learners an understanding of learning disabilities and the importance of effective communication for the individual.

This is a 1 day course, 09:30-15:30, face-to-face with an online assessment to be completed remotely. 

Completing this course comes with an accredited qualification and certificate recognised in industry.

Course content/units

  • Know the importance of a person-centred approach when working with individuals with a learning disability.
  •  understand the meaning of a ‘person-centred’ approach.
  • Know the main causes of learning disability.
  • Causes of a learning disability.
  • understand the difference between learning disabilities and learning difficulties.
  • Understand the importance of effective communication for individuals with a learning disability.
  • Different methods of communication.
  • Importance of using language appropriate to the age and ability of the person.

Assessment will include practical components in our state-of-the-art Health Science campus, as well as an online suite of assessments you will have access to. 

Course highlights

  • This programme is just one of the exciting and industry-relevant programmes offered as part of Suffolk New College’s Apollo Project.
  • The Apollo Project’s offer aims to train and upskill the workforce, and to provide people with the necessary skills, qualifications, and knowledge to enter a career in Health & Social Care. Please visit our website for the list of further Apollo courses.
  • Courses are delivered by industry professionals with years of experience and service in the Health and Social Care Industry, and have been selected due to employer feedback and skills gaps within the industry, making these skills and qualifications highly sought after.

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