Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities – Level 2

This Level 2 qualification in supporting individuals with learning disabilities allows students to progress their knowledge and skills of the Health Care industry.

19 Weeks
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: GCSE grade C in English or a Level 1 Functional/Key Skills English qualification

Course Info

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 & Interview Process

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.

Prior experience in this sector or a relevant qualification in Health & Social Care is essential in order to attend a placement with vulnerable individuals.

Learners will also need to provide 2 references and complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.