Course Type / Attendance

Short Course, Distance Learning

Subject Area

Health, Social Care and Childcare

Start Date

Call 0191 511 6000

Course Length

20 weeks


Adult, Distance Learning



Course Level


Award to be received


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Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for anyone aged 19 and over currently working, or looking to work, with individuals who have any form of learning disability in order to enhance their knowledge and understanding of personalised care in this context.

What do you need to apply for the course?

Learners wishing to undertake the certificate should be aged 19 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.

What are the key things you'll learn?

The course is split into 6 manageable units covering topics such as:

  • The context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • Safeguarding, protection and personalisation of care
  • The importance of positive risk taking
  • Awareness of autistic spectrum conditions

How you will learn

Distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. 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 qualification is available with either paper-based or online assessments).

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.

What costs will you incur?