York College


The purpose of the qualification is to develops learner’s knowledge and understanding required to work with individuals with learning disabilities or difficulties. Principles of safeguarding are included, together with positive risk taking and awareness of the autistic spectrum. The qualification is suitable for those working or intending to work in healthcare and social care but may be of interest to those working in education or housing support roles.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners must have a minimum of level 1 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Qualification Level

TQUK Level 2 Certificate.

Study Hours

Guided Learning Hours - 143

Please note these are average and estimated figures and may not be a true representative for all individuals.

Course Duration

10 weeks.

How is this course delivered?

This course is available in online format, making the course flexible and easy for you to access. Personal tutors are assigned to each learner, to ensure you have the support you need throughout the duration of the short course.

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course simply visit the How to Enrol webpage and select BDU incl. Distance Learning from the first drop down menu and then choose your desired course from the second drop down.

Course Breakdown

Learners must achieve 6 units:

Unit 1: Introduction to personalisation in social care.

Unit 2: Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions.

Unit 3: Principles of positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities.

Unit 4: Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare.

Unit 5: Safeguarding and protection in care settings.

Unit 6: Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities

Contact Us

If you would like to enrol, you can do so via our Enrol Now page.

If you have any further questions about York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.


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