What do the qualifications cover?
These professional development qualifications build on the knowledge and skills gained in the Level 2 Award and Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities.
Both share the same units and include: the nature and characteristics of learning disability, support, legislation, communication and planning.
Who are they suitable for?
Both qualifications are aimed at managers, unsupervised carers or senior level workers who come into contact with or are supporting individuals with learning disabilities as part of their job role.
What are the entry requirements?
You should be at least 16 years old. CACHE does not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.
How many credits are required to complete them?
The Award requires 12 credits and the Certificate requires 23. Credits from the Award can be carried over and counted towards the Certificate.
How are they assessed?
They will be assessed by your tutor or assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE.
Do you need to be working to take these qualifications?
Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
How long do they take to complete?
You can usually complete them in 6 months.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
The Certificate provides a direct progression route to Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care.
Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?
They do not qualify you to work but do support you in your current job role or future job roles when supporting children, young people or adults with learning disabilities.