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Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities Certificate Level 2

DL2FE014 

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Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities Certificate Level 2  Nonealternate textAvailable for applications
Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities Certificate Level 2  Nonealternate textAvailable for applications

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Will I have to pay fees?

Free Courses

16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • All Full Time Courses

19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Students studying their first level 2 course
  • Students studying their first level 3 course (Some level 3 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)

24+ Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 course (see list of benefits below)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 2 course (see list of benefits below)

Apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
  • There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
  • Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
  • There may be a fee for the employer willing to support you, but this depends on a few factors.

Please contact 01530 519 001 or apprenticeships@stephensoncoll.ac.uk if you have any further questions regarding an Apprenticeship programme.

List of benefits

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
  • Wider Benefits – see list below

Wider benefits that are acceptable

In all cases the learner must:

  • Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
  • Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
  • Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
  • Show current proof of the benefit

Attendance Allowance

Bereavement Allowance

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Child's Special Allowance

Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities

Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)

Graduated retirement benefit

Guardian's Allowance

Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities

Income Support

Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme

Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

War Widow's pension

Widow’s pension

Widowed Parent's Allowance

Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)



Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21




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Course Overview
Recent statistics suggest that there are around 350,000 people with severe or profound learning disabilities living in the UK. Those affected by a learning disability require support in various areas of life. Our nationally recognised qualification is designed to provide an understanding of the principles required to ensure that an individual with learning disabilities is provided with high-quality person-centred care and, on achievement, evidences that the learner has fully understood these key principles.

What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
There are no previous entry requirements for this qualification. As this is a Distance Learning programme, you must be able to commit some spare time to work on your assessments inbetween your tutorials.

How Long Is The Course?
12 weeks.

What Will I Learn?
How to support individuals with learning disabilities, positive risk taking and safeguarding. How to support individuals access health care and personalisation. There is also a unit dedicated to autism.

How Will I Learn?
Upon enrolment, your tutor will provide you with a resource pack which will contain three workbooks with a corresponding end of unit assessment booklet to complete. Your tutor will arrange a three-weekly tutorial session to give you support, advice and guidance on the course content and to provide feedback on the work you have completed. To be awarded the qualification, you need to successfully complete the three workbooks.

How Will I Be Assessed?
Your tutor will mark your completed end of unit assessment booklets which will then be verified by the awarding body. No examinations are required.

Where Could This Course Lead To?
You may wish to broaden your knowledge by completing our other available short courses: Equality & Diversity, Mental Health Awareness, Principles of Dementia Care, Understanding the Safe Handling of Medicines, Principles of End of Life Care.

Attendance Mode
Distance Learning

Course Type
Full Time & Part Time

Subject Area
DL