Online courses | NCFE Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities Level 2

Course Type: Online courses Entry requirements: There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. Assessment: The programme is delivered online by a range of assessments. These are assessed by the tutor throughout the programme from induction to completion. Awarding Body: NCFE Fees: £0.00

Why this course?

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Please only apply for courses commencing in the next two months.

This course is suitable for learners working or intending to work with individuals with learning disabilities in a variety of areas: domiciliary care, schools, day provision, care or nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, or other settings.

Learners are required to undertake the following units:

  • Unit 1 - Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • Unit 2 - Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • Unit 3 - Introduction to personalisation in social care
  • Unit 4 - Principles of positive risk-taking for individuals with disabilities
  • Unit 5 - Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions
  • Unit 6 - Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare


This course is free/government funded if you are 19+ at the start of the academic year, you live in England (some regional exclusions apply, including Greater London) and have lived in the UK for the last 3 years. Find out if you are eligible for funding.

The guided learning hours for this course are 129. Students generally spend 8-10 hours on their course each week and complete within 8 weeks.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees
FE0440-1C Start Anytime Distance learning: times variable 10 weeks £0.00 Apply
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