Learning Disabilities Awareness | Online E-learning

Provide care and support for people with learning disabilities

People with learning disabilities often require certain assistance or adjustments to help them lead an unrestricted life. This Learning Disabilities Awareness e-learning will give you the knowledge to provide the proper care and support.

For someone with a learning disability, certain challenges might exist that may mean they find it more difficult to do certain tasks, such as learn, understand or remember new things. But with the right help and support, it’s still possible for them to lead a full and active life.

Developed by healthcare professionals, this interactive learning disabilities awareness training will give you the awareness and skills to offer this support to people with learning disabilities. From learning the specific needs of different types of disability you may encounter, to practical ways of supporting communication, enabling choices, and daily living support.

You will also gain an understanding of how to safeguard against bullying and abuse, how to access support services, as well as your responsibilities under the law.

What will I learn?

By the end of this Learning Disabilities Awareness e-learning, you will be able to:

  • Recognise the types of learning disabilities
  • Care for people with learning disabilities
  • Recognise the difficulties people with learning disabilities face
  • Identify ways to help
  • Communicate in ways that can be understood
  • Access support services
  • Support people with learning disabilities to make choices
  • Protect people with learning disabilities against bullying

Who should take this course?

This Learning Disabilities Awareness e-learning is suitable for anyone working in a healthcare environment, who may be required to support someone living a learning disability.

Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English. Contact us to find out about our bespoke multi-lingual courses.

escalla Healthcare courses

escalla Healthcare is one of the UK’s leading healthcare education providers, and celebrates over 25 years of working in the health sector.

Our bespoke and off-the-shelf catalogue utilise the latest interactive learning techniques and platforms. Learners benefit from informative and engaging content, with built-in assessment, certification and hosting options.

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Learning disabilities awareness course Content

  • What are learning disabilities?
  • Types of learning disabilities
  • General needs
  • Specialist needs
  • Difficulties communicating
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Tools and assistance
  • Advice for when making and attending appointments
  • Daily Living Support
  • How much support to give
  • Intensive interaction
  • Making choices and determining capacity
  • If someone’s being bullied
  • Do’s and don’ts