Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Individuals With Learning Disabilities

This certificate provides the opportunity for contextualised Continuing Professional Development for workers with experience in social care to develop knowledge and skills around supporting individuals with a learning disability so that they can provide high quality person centred support. It is not intended that the certificates confirm competence in the social care role as this can only be truly achieved through the Health and Social Care Diplomas

The Level 2 certificate in supporting individuals with learning disabilities is made up of 21 credits from 2 different groups.

  • Group A - mandatory units - Learners take all units worth 12 credits from this group.
  • Group B - optional units - Learners take a minimum of 9 credits or more from this group.

Note: units marked (C) are competence based, (K) are knowledge based.


Group A - mandatory units

Learners take all units worth 12 credits from this group.

Level Code Unit title Credits  
2 SHC 021 Introduction to communication in health, social care or children's and young people's settings (C) Ofqual 3
2 LD 201 Understand the context of supporting an individual with learning disabilities (K) Ofqual 4
2 LD 202 Support person-centred thinking and planning (C) Ofqual 5

Group B - optional units

Learners take a minimum of 9 credits or more from this group.

Level Code Unit title Credits  
3 Advo 301 Purpose and principles of independent advocacy (K) Ofqual 4
3 CMH301 Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion (K) Ofqual
Similar units: CMH302. Choose one only. highlight choices
3
3 CMH302 Understand mental health problems (K) Ofqual
Similar units: CMH301. Choose one only. highlight choices
3
2 DEM 201 Dementia awareness (K) Ofqual 2
2 DEM 207 Understand equality, diversity and inclusion in dementia care (K) Ofqual 2
2 HSC 2006 Support participation in learning and development activities (C) Ofqual 3
2 HSC 2007 Support independence in the tasks of daily living (C) Ofqual 5
2 HSC 2008 Provide support for journeys (C) Ofqual 2
2 HSC 2011 Support individuals to access and use information about services and facilities (C) Ofqual 3
2 HSC 2023 Contribute to supporting group care activities (C) Ofqual 3
2 HSC 2031 Contribute to support of positive risk-taking for individuals (C) Ofqual
Similar units: LD 205 K, LD 205 K. Choose one only. highlight choices
3
3 HSC 3019 Support individuals in their relationships (C) Ofqual 4
3 HSC 3029 Support individuals with specific communication needs (C) Ofqual 5
3 HSC 3033 Support individuals during a period of change (C) Ofqual 4
3 HSC 3045 Promote positive behaviour (C) Ofqual 6
2 LD 203 Provide active support (C) Ofqual 3
2 LD 205 K Principles of positive risk-taking for individuals with disabilities (K) Ofqual
Similar units: HSC 2031, HSC 2031. Choose one only. highlight choices
2
2 LD 206 K Principles of supporting individuals to maintain personal hygiene (K) Ofqual
Similar units: LD 206 C. Choose one only. highlight choices
1
2 LD 206 C Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene (C) Ofqual
Similar units: LD 206 K. Choose one only. highlight choices
2
2 LD 208 K Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare (K) Ofqual
Similar units: LD 208 C. Choose one only. highlight choices
3
2 LD 208 C Contribute to supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare (C) Ofqual
Similar units: LD 208 K. Choose one only. highlight choices
3
2 LD 210 Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions (K) Ofqual 2
3 LD 307 Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability regarding sexuality and sexual health (K) Ofqual 3
3 LD 311K Principles of supporting young people with a disability to make the transition into adulthood (K) Ofqual
Similar units: LD 311C. Choose one only. highlight choices
3
3 LD 311C Support young people with a disability to make the transition into adulthood (C) Ofqual
Similar units: LD 311K. Choose one only. highlight choices
5
3 LD 312 Support parents with disabilities (C) Ofqual 6
3 LD 314C Support individuals with self-directed support (C) Ofqual
Similar units: LD 314K. Choose one only. highlight choices
5
3 LD 314K Principles of self-directed support (K) Ofqual
Similar units: LD 314C. Choose one only. highlight choices
3
2 PD OP 2.1 Understand physical disability (K) Ofqual 2
2 SS MU 2.1 Introductory awareness of sensory loss (K) Ofqual 2
2 SS OP 2.1 Introductory awareness of models of disability (K) Ofqual 2
2 SS OP 2.3 Contribute to the support of individuals with multiple conditions/disabilities (C) Ofqual 3
2 SS OP 2.4 Contribute to supporting individuals in the use of assistive technology (C) Ofqual 3
2 SS OP 2.5 Support individuals to negotiate environments (C) Ofqual 4

Please note that in this qualification the following unit combinations are not recommended:

  • HSC 2031, LD 205 K
  • LD 208 K, LD 208 C
  • LD 311K, LD 311C
  • LD 314C, LD 314K
  • HSC 2031, LD 205 K
  • LD 206 K, LD 206 C
  • CMH301, CMH302

Only one unit with the highest credit from each of the above will count towards your qualification total.



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