Health, Social Care and Childcare
Who is this course for?
This qualification is designed to help you prepare to enter, or progress within, employment where you work or interact with people with learning disabilities in a variety of roles.
This qualification will be ideal for you if you’re working within health or social care but may also be useful if you’re working in education or a housing support role.
You can also take this qualification to support your progress into further learning within the Health and Social Care sector.
What do you need to apply for the course?
Learners wishing to undertake the certificate should be aged 18 or over. You will need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in literacy as you will be expected to write answers for assessment purposes.
Although there are no specific recommended prior learning requirements, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification in a health and social care related area.
What are the key things you'll learn?
The qualification aims to help you develop your underpinning knowledge and understanding to support your role working with people with learning disabilities. You’ll explore the principles of safeguarding and positive risk taking and gain awareness of the autistic spectrum.
How you will learn
You will be allocated your own study pack and have a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate your knowledge. This will mainly consist of a written assessment for each unit.
Where could this course take you?
After successfully completing the course candidates will be able to further their own continuous professional development, which may improve their career prospects or progress to further training. You could also progress on to further study in the field or other Distance Learning programmes.