Learning Disability Awareness


Started on July 19, 2024

Learning Disability Awareness

Learning disabilities, however they are acquired, are lifelong, and those who work with them will need some learning disability awareness training. Learning disabilities are neurological disabilities and as such affect how an individual understands and remembers information, how they learn and communicate. People can be born with learning disabilities or they may acquire them later in life. There are many different types of learning difficulties which can present in many different ways.  Learning difficulties training  helps to identify the barriers those with the disabilities face and look at ways to deconstruct these barriers to improve the lives and children and adults with learning disabilities.

Mencap offer a range of advice and resources to those who care for people with learning disabilities in the UK.  They define learning disability as: “A learning disability is a reduced intellectual ability and difficulty with everyday activities – for example household tasks, socialising or managing money – which affects someone for their whole life. People with a learning disability tend to take longer to learn and may need support to develop new skills, understand complicated information and interact with other people. “

This learning disability awareness training course acts as a valuable introduction to understanding learning disabilities and is suited to one to one mentors or classroom assistants trying to help a child or young adult with a learning disability to learn.

The course starts with an overview of some of the common types and causes of learning disabilities and how the affect they have. It moves on to using a person centred approach to care and how this generally gets the best results in a way that creates more pleasure for both teacher and learner.  The course then looks at how management must perform to meet the needs of the individual.  It also discusses potential ways for those who care for people with learning disabilities overcome the stigma that still exists around learning disabilities.

Course ContentModule
The Course Structure1
Learning disabilities: The Basics2
New Understanding3
Person-Centred Approach4
Meeting Needs Part 15
Meeting Needs Part 26
Meeting Needs Part 37
Legal Framework, Opportunities & Safeguarding8

Online assessment is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates require 70% correct answers to secure a pass.  PDF certificate will be sent directly to your inbox.  Hard copy certificate on requrest.  Duration: 50 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off.  It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).

Other related courses to Disability Awareness include
Autism Awareness
Safeguarding Children
Safeguarding Adults