Learning Disability Awareness online courses

Learning Disability Awareness

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This Learning Disability Awareness course meets the UK disability Act in the United Kingdom & recognised internationally.

Approved by CPD

The Learning Disabilities Awareness course provides essential skills for SEN teaching assistants, care workers, and providers to support individuals with neurological issues. It helps improve the care approach and understanding of health, social care, and societal issues.

This Learning Disabilities Awareness course provides an understanding of the basics of learning disabilities, including their different types, causes, and lifelong effects. The course aims to promote a new understanding of learning disabilities through a person-centred approach, which emphasises meeting the needs of the individual.

The course highlights the importance of adopting a person-centred approach to care, which involves listening to the needs, hopes, and aspirations of individuals with learning disabilities, their carers, friends, and families.

It focuses on meeting the needs of people with learning disabilities, exploring practical ways to provide quality support tailored to the individual’s unique requirements.

It provides an overview of the legal framework surrounding providing care for individuals with learning disabilities, including safeguarding policies and procedures.

The course offers health and social care practitioners opportunities to deepen their understanding of learning disabilities and develop valuable practical skills to work successfully in various professional settings.



This Learning Disability Awareness online course is approved by:

 CPD certification service :

The CPD certification service helps organisations to formalise their expertise into a structured and recognised approach in learning. This conforms the course content is alilgned to the universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


  • Demonstrate an understanding of different neurological disabilities and their effects on individuals

  • Understand the various ways in which learning disabilities can present themselves

  • Identify the common causes, effects, and diagnosis of varying learning disabilities

  • Provide quality person-centred care for individuals with learning disabilities

  • Recognise and address the stigma attached to learning disabilities

  • Safeguard the well-being of individuals with learning disabilities


This online Learning Disabilities Awareness course suits staff working in various settings. It aims to provide a detailed understanding of learning disabilities and their effects, including but not limited to the following:


  • NHS medical, nursing, AHP and care staff

  • Locum doctors and nurses

  • Locum allied health professionals (AHPs)

  • Agency nurses and workers

  • Healthcare assistants, support workers, and care assistants

  • Community services

  • Healthcare & social care providers & workers

  • Hospitals (private and public)

  • Dental practices

  • GP surgeries

  • Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs)

  • Mental health and disability services

  • Nursing homes, hospices, and residential care homes

  • Healthcare recruitment and locum agencies

  • Domiciliary & home care agencies.

Over eight modules, this course will help you understand the issues surrounding learning disabilities & solutions.

Module 1: Introduction

This module explains what a learning disability is and how it impacts a person’s education and social development.

Module 2: Learning Disabilities: the Basics

This module explores the different types of learning disabilities, their causes, impact and diagnosis.

Module 3: New Understanding

This module demonstrates a new approach to learning with disabilities and how our understanding of special educational needs has changed in recent years.

Module 4: Person-centred Approach

This module will apply a person-centred approach when communicating and caring for those with learning disabilities.

Module 5: Meeting Needs – Part 1

This module shows the different needs of individuals with learning disabilities and how to meet those needs in various settings. 

Module 6: Meeting Needs – Part 2

This module will take a further look at the needs of individuals with learning disabilities and how to assess the learning needs of individuals.

Module 7: Meeting Needs – Part 3

This module will delve deeper into the learning requirements of those with special educational needs, with tips on providing quality support.

Module 8: Legal Framework, Opportunities and Safeguarding

This module will explore career opportunities in this field, including the legal framework for caring for those with learning disabilities. We will also take a look at some essential safeguarding procedures.


At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice exam. The required pass mark for all modules is 70%. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

Retake information :

You will be given 3 attempts at each module. If a module is failed on the third attempt,
it will become locked and you need to contact us for the module to be
unlocked again. You are only permitted up to 3 extra attempts per

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

Course 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).

After successful completion ofthe course the learner will achieve a Certification of Completion from Course Central and Achievement Certificate.
Your can order printed course certificate to be delivered by post.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.


This entirely online course can be accessed from any device with the following system specifications:

    Browser: Up to date web browser
    • Video: Up to date video drivers

    • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM

    • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


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Course FAQ

An approved course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Approved courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification. However, the Certificate of Completion and Transcript for the course showing the awarding body’s logo  confirms that you have the best knowledge and skill for the job role.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is advised have at least Level 1 understanding for a Level 2 course  and  a Level 2 understanding for a Level 3 course. This helps to contextualise the content delivered through the course and ensure effective learning.

Having a minimum literacy, numeracy, English  as the course content in mainly in Enfglish.

A basic understanding of how to use a website through your device to access, attend and complete assessments will benefit the user.


Your course will be assigned to you within 24 hours upon successful completion of your purchase.

CPD is your Continuous Professional Development, an investment you make in yourself. It helps to keep your skills and knowledge up to date to prepare yourself for the greater responsibilities you want. We have a range of CPD courses for you to complete online.

Once you achive 70% pass mark for all modules you’ll be able to see your digital certificate straightaway. We can email you the digital certificate within 24 hours. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

We also have option for you to order printed course certificate to be delivered by post to your work or home address.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.

You can always buy this course for your team members. Please let us know about your business training needs. You also gift this course to your family and friends. Just let us know after successful purchase of the course.

This course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge supporting your current skillset.

How this course works?

Step 1: Purchase and payment
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Step 2: Course Access

Upon successful payment, please look for an email from [email protected] for your course access detail. For single-course purchases, you'll have unique access details. When you purchase more courses, they will be added to your account.
If you purchase multiple courses for your team, all the access details will be emailed to the team members.

Step 3: Certificate

Once you complete your course, you'll receive a PDF certificate instantly. However, you can order the printed certificate, and we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address. This might take 5-7 working days, although we will try to deliver it as soon as possible.

Please note: if your company pays by invoice, we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

Step 4: Support

Our friendly Learner support team is happy to help at any stage of your course. Call us on 0203 488 1760 (Mon - Fri: 10 pm - 4 pm | Excluding Bank Holidays) or contact [email protected]. Alternatively, have a look into our support page for useful information and guidance to complete your course.

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