Introduction to Learning Disabilities Level 1

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    Part Time

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    One Month

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    Multiple Start Dates


This Level 1 Introduction to Learning Disability will provide you with an understanding of Learning Disabilities, a person-centred approach and knowledge of the importance of relevant communication skills when working with individuals.

Taught by lecturers with invaluable industry experience, completion of this course can help you progress onto other Early Years and Schools courses for those interested in pursuing a career within the education sector.

Entry Qualifications

There are no formal entry qualifications for the Level 1 Introduction to Learning Disability.

The Level 1 Introduction to Learning Disability will be studied at Boston College Rochford Campus with your initial session running between 9:30am and 12:30pm on one of the below dates. The course will take one month to complete, including remote support.

Rochford Campus Start Dates

  • Friday 25th November 2022
  • Monday 6th February 2023
  • Friday 19th May 2023

The Level 1 Introduction to Learning Disability course may be fully funded by the Adult Education Budget should you be eligible under the following criteria:

  • Be aged 19 or older on the 31st August at the start of the current academic year
  • Be either unemployed and receiving JSA, ESA or Universal Credit (subject to criteria) OR be earning less than £17,374.50 (annual gross salary) a year

If you do not qualify for funding under the AEB budget this course will cost you £98.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

You will be assessed though a written assignment.

Completion of this course could lead onto other courses at Boston College including:

  • Level 1 Introduction to Autism Spectrum Condition
  • Level 1 Award in preparing to work in schools
  • Level 1 Award in working with children
  • Level 2 Certificate STL
  • Level 3 Certificate STL

There are no additional costs related to this course

How to Apply.

If you have any questions before you apply, or would like to find out more about studying an adult course with us, please message us through our contact us form, call 01205 313218 or email

You can download our course guide