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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (QCF)

This Level 2 qualification in supporting individuals with learning disabilities. The units offered, mirror those offered within the learning disability pathways of the Health & Social Care diplomas. This course is suitable for people aged 16 - 18 years and those aged 19 and over.


You will develop essential knowledge and skills around actively supporting individuals with learning difficulties. This is through personal development opportunities to understand and demonstrate a high quality person centred approach to support. Some of the units you will cover are:

  • Understanding Disability
  • Legislation
  • Communication and Planning

These qualifications are suitable for people who come into contact with individuals with learning disabilities as part of their job, supervised workers with some experience/ knowledge in social care or those seeking work in the field of Health and Social Care or working with children, who will have some work experience alongside.


Various teaching methods are used including classroom activities, reflective logs and assessment in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

Learners must be 16 years and above, school leavers will need a GCSE grade D in English or a Level 1 Functional/Key Skills English qualification. Learners will also need to provide 2 references and complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.

Interview Process

You will be invited to an interview with a specialist tutor, which will give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have in regards to the course.

Questions & Answers

How is the course assessed?

The course is unit based and assessed using a variety of methods, including written assignments plus assessments in the workplace.

Are there any opportunities for progression?

For Students aged 16 - 18 the course can provide a direct progression route to Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities. Learners over 19 can apply for the Level 2 Progression in Health & Care course.


Before Enrolment

The Advice & Guidance team provide impartial Student Advisors to give information about College Courses and provide initial guidance to help you decide which course is best for you . Financial advice and assistance if you need help with childcare, equipment, fees, or travel. Careers and Student Advisors to give you the necessary help and guidance you need when you are progressing on to further and higher education or employment.

During Your Study

To help you to succeed in your course of study we offer a range of services. For instance, you may have a learning difficulty and/or disability or other condition which significantly affects your daily life. If you would like to discuss your support needs, or for further information about the support available, please contact the study support team on 01422 357357 Ext 9347.

Home Educated Young People

Young people aged 14-16 who are home educated can now access college courses free of charge to enhance their education. If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities available please contact the School Liaison Team on 01422 399332.

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Course details

  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Start Date: 22 January 2018
  • Hours per week: 10
  • Days: Monday - Friday
  • Start Time: 9.00 am
  • End Time: 4.00 pm
  • Duration: 19 weeks
  • Course Fees: FREE for students aged 16-18, £225 for 19+ learners. The fee quoted is for guidance only and will be confirmed at enrolment. This course is free for students aged 16 - 18 year olds. For students who are aged 19 and over this will be a Full Cost Recovery course and there will be no fee remissions available.
  • Venue: Calderdale College
  • Faculty: Science and Health Industries
  • Department Manager: Deborah Tims


  • Level: Level 2
  • Qualification Name: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (QCF)
  • Awarding Body: NCFE CACHE

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