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Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities - CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (QCF) at Calderdale College

Course description

This Level 3 qualification in supporting individuals with learning disabilities. The units offered, mirror those offered within the learning disability pathways of the Health & Social Care diplomas. This course is suitable for people aged 16 - 18 years and those aged 19 and over.

You can study an extra AS Level alongside this course, please click on the link below to find out more information:

Course content

This qualification provides opportunity to develop knowledge and skills around supporting learners with learning disabilities with continued professional development opportunities, there is a provision to develop skills and knowledge to enable learners to provide a high quality person centred approach to support.

Various teaching methods are used including classroom activities, reflective logs and assessment in the workplace.


Entry requirements

Learners must be 16 years and above and school leavers will need 5 GCSEs at least a C grade including English language. They will also need to have completed a health & social care or childcare qualification at  level 2 or above. They will also need to be completing a work placement in a childcare/health & social care setting or be employed . You will also need to provide 2 references and complete a CRB check.

Interview with the specialist tutor.


The course is unit based and assessed using a variety of methods, including written assignments plus assessments in the workplace.

Financial information

This course is free from students 16 - 18 years of age. For students who are aged 19 and over this will be a Full Cost Recovery course and there will be no fee remissions available

Future opportunities

Learners who successfully complete this course can progress on to the Foundation Degree in Health & Social care


Further information

Please complete an application form and return it to us at the following freepost address:-
Calderdale College Central Admissions Unit, FREEPOST HX2 004, Francis Street, Halifax, HX1 3BR

or click on the link to apply online:

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Calderdale College directly.

Last updated date: 02 February 2015
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