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Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Course Code: CPLD

Level: 2
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: NCFE
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Flexible
Duration: Distance learning (you will have 12 weeks to complete the course from the date of enrolment)
When you'll study: Distance learning (learn at a time and pace to suit you from the comfort of your own home or workplace)

About the course

The qualification aims to help you develop your underpinning knowledge and understanding to support your role working with people with learning disabilities. You’ll explore the principles of safeguarding and positive risk taking and gain awareness of the autistic spectrum.

What you'll learn

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities, you are required to successfully complete six mandatory units:

  • unit 01 – understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • unit 02 – principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care
  • unit 03 – introduction to personalisation in social care
  • unit 04 – principles of positive risk-taking for individuals with disabilities
  • unit 05 – introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions

• unit 06 – principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities, you must successfully demonstrate your achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the six mandatory units as detailed in the qualification specification. The course is internally assessed.

What's next?

You may progress onto a range of other health and social care distance learning courses at the College.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2022/23 (August 2022 – July 2023). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2023/24.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.
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