The purpose of the qualification is to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding required to work with individuals with learning disabilities or difficulties. Principles of safeguarding are included together with and positive risk taking and awareness of the autistic spectrum.
This qualification can be used to update and continue your professional development, (CPD), and to develop knowledge/skills relevant to the occupational specialisation. It is suitable for anyone who works, or is hoping to gain employment, in this field.
You will study:
As this is an adult learning course, you will need to be aged be 19+ as at 31st August prior to the start of the current academic year. You will also need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in English/Literacy or equivalent, as the course requires you write your answers for assessment purposes. We can provide the opportunity to complete your Level 1 English course by following the link below:English and Maths
We can also assess your English/Literacy level before you enrol for the Distance Learning course to see if you are currently working to this level. Please contact email@example.com to request further information.
To assist in completion of this qualification, it may help to be working in, or have access to, the chosen sector. If you already have a higher-level qualification in this specialism, it may impact on your eligibility.
Distance Learning courses can be studied from home, work, or any location you wish.
This course can be studied via any of the below methods:
This course is currently being subsidised by Boston College and is therefore FREE* of charge.
We do accept that sometimes there are exceptional circumstances that prohibit you from completing these courses. If you find yourself struggling with the qualification, our support staff will always try to help you find a workable resolution. However, if you are studying a free course and choose to withdraw, you may have to pay a non-completion fee of £85 to cover the administration costs, materials and registration fees.
*subject to eligibility.
Successful completion of the course will lead to a better understanding of the subject, which may improve your career prospects. You could also progress onto other qualifications in this field, or further Distance Learning courses to continue your CPD.
Other Distance Learning courses that may be of interest are:
Other options for further study are:
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