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Learning Disability Week 2022

Our aim is to help remove stigma and discrimination by educating more people about learning disabilities.

Do your bit to #MakeChange in the lives of 1.5 million people with a learning disability in the UK via our free online training…

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Special Education Needs and Disability

Improve your knowledge of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), either for personal or professional reasons.

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Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Gain knowledge and understanding to work with individuals with learning disabilities or difficulties.

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Specific Learning Difficulties

Gain knowledge of different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported.

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Behaviour That Challenges

This popular qualification is designed to increase your awareness and understanding of behaviour that challenges and its effects.

Special Education Needs & Disability

Explore a range of conditions, education & the support available

In this free online course you will consider many aspects of SEND (Special Education Needs & Disability), including the symptoms of specific conditions, legislation and guidance applicable to individuals with SEND and how such conditions affect individuals in daily life.

Course Units

In this unit, you will explore a range of SEND conditions and the causes of these, as well as the social and medical models of disability.

You will also learn about barriers that individuals with SEND might face and positive changes that have occurred over time in relation to SEND.

You will look at equality, diversity and inclusion within the workplace, community and wider society, as well as exploring relevant legislation and guidance in relation to SEND.

You will also learn about safeguarding and the legislation surrounding this, and the different types of abuse.

You will explore different learning styles and support programmes used in educational settings.

You will also learn about reasonable adjustments and how Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans work.

You will learn about neurodiversity and self-identity, as well as how societal and cultural influences can impact on individuals with SEND.

You will also look at the support available for individuals with SEND and their families, as well as the effects of stigma.

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Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Essential for anyone working with individuals with learning disabilities

The objective of this qualification are to support a role in the workplace where the individual may work or interact with people with learning disabilities.

Owing to the fact that they are likely to find it more difficult than others to describe their symptoms, a good knowledge of legislation and the healthcare system, as well as an understanding of signs and symptoms of various conditions, is essential for anyone working with individuals with learning disabilities.

Course Units

This unit covers the potential delays and difficulties in speech, language, and social development sometimes faced by individuals with autism. It also covers methods and strategies that could be used when communicating with an individual with autism.

This unit explores the meaning of learning disability and considers issues closely linked with learning disability support. These include an awareness of how the attitudes and beliefs of others affect individuals who have learning disabilities.

This unit introduces themes of inclusion, human rights, advocacy, empowerment and active participation, and also considers the central place of communication in working with individuals who have learning disabilities.

This unit introduces the important area of safeguarding individuals from abuse. It identifies different types of abuse and the signs and symptoms that might indicate abuse is occurring.

It considers when individuals might be particularly vulnerable to abuse and what a learner must do if abuse is suspected or alleged.

This unit is aimed at those working in a wide range of settings.

It introduces understanding of how personalisation affects the provision of social care services, with a focus on the systems, skills and support needed to implement personalised provision.

This unit provides the knowledge behind positive risk-taking. It highlights the importance of positive risk-taking for individuals with disabilities.

It explores how to take a person-centred approach to enabling individuals to take risks and how to balance risk-taking with duty of care. The legislative context is also covered.

The unit provides introductory awareness on autistic spectrum conditions.

It provides learners with key areas of knowledge and explores important themes such as individuality, communication, behaviour and person-centred support.

This unit provides learners with the knowledge required to contribute to supporting an individual to access and use healthcare services.

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Specific Learning Difficulties

Improve your understanding & awareness

Around 15% of people have a learning difficulty, which means they can find it harder to learn certain skills. If you’re looking to improve your understanding and awareness of learning difficulties, this is the course for you. 

You will learn about a range of specific learning difficulties, including ADHD, dyslexia and dyscalculia.

Course Units

In this unit you will gain an understanding of what is meant by Specific Learning Difficulties.

You will research the characteristics of different difficulties and co-occurring conditions.

You will also gain an understanding of common misconceptions and how the difficulty is a lifelong condition.

In this unit you will gain an understanding of how Specific Learning Difficulties affect an individual’s life and those of others.

You will also understand how the attitudes of others can impact the individual.

You will identify the strengths and barriers an individual may experience and how this can impact them.

In this unit you will understand the importance of gaining an early diagnosis and the impact of delayed or non-diagnosis.

You will also investigate the diagnosis process and the professionals involved.

In this unit you will understand how to support an individual with a Specific Learning Difficulty in different settings.

You will gain an understanding of different coping strategies and assistive technology that can be used to support an individual.

You will also understand the roles of professionals in providing support.

In this unit you will understand how attitudes, legislation and services have evolved over time to support individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties.

You will outline relevant legislation, polices and guidance and understand how these are implemented to support individuals.

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Behaviour That Challenges

Develop in-depth knowledge of behaviour that challenges

Start the free course to understand how to support positive behaviour, the importance of effective communication in managing behaviour, and the role of reflection and support for those involved in incidents of behaviour that challenges.

Course Units

In this unit you will gain an understanding of how behaviour can be perceived as challenging.

You will investigate the underlying issues that affect behaviour and the impact it can have on others.

In this unit you will gain an understanding of how to identify behavioural changes and triggers that may escalate behaviour.

You will then investigate how strategies and support plans can promote positive behaviour.

Legislation that protects the rights of the individual will also be investigated.

In this unit you will gain an understanding of the impact communication can have on the management of behaviour that challenges.

You will investigate the role of positive reinforcement and techniques to de-escalate behaviour.

You will also gain an understanding of referral services available to support themselves and the individual.

In this unit you will gain an understanding of the importance of reflection following an incident of behaviour that challenges.

You will understand the consequences of their actions and how to maintain their own wellbeing.

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