Introduction to Learning Disabilities

Introduction to Learning Disabilities

The purpose of this course is to give individuals working in Health and Social Care an understanding of learning disabilities.


The aims of this course are to give the learner the knowledge and understanding of the following: what a learning disability is; what causes learning disabilities, signs and diagnosis; models of disability; the historical context of learning disability and relevant legislation and guidance; key changes; how to support individuals by promoting independence and communication; how to support health and wellbeing; safeguarding risks

Learning Aims & Outcome

Upon completion of this course, you will have a good understanding of:

  • Learning Disability and Learning Difficulty
  • Causes of Learning Disability
  • Causes Before Birth
  • Causes After Birth
  • Signs of Learning Disability
  • Achieving a Diagnosis
  • Models of Disability
  • Legislation
  • The Human Rights Act 1998
  • The Equality Act 2010
  • Direct Discrimination
  • Defining Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Transforming Care 2015
  • Right Support, Right Care, Right Culture 2020
  • Healthcare
  • Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Supporting Children with a Learning Disability
  • Person Centred Care
  • Partnership Working
  • Communication Through Behaviour
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • The Role of Fluids and Nutrition
  • Risks to Health
  • Diagnostic Overshadowing
  • Learning Disability and COVID-19
  • Health Action Plans
  • End of Life Care
  • Safeguarding
  • Safeguarding and Support
  • Organisational Abuse

Course Value

Developed by Professionals

This course is CPD Certified

CPD Certified

Course Assesment

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don’t pass don’t worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

Course Fee

£ 25

This course is:
  • 100% Online
  • CPD Certified
  • Accessible on Mobile devices
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