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Supporting People with Learning Disabilities
Course Launch – Supporting People with Learning Disabilities

In this course, learners will come to understand that offering activities, skills and initiatives to those with learning disabilities is incredibly important. This course will help care workers to support people with Learning Disabilities. By the end of this eLearning course, learners should understand:

  • The causes of learning disabilities
  • Key pieces of legislation relating to learning disabilities
  • Barriers facing people with learning disabilities
  • How to improve communication
  • How to promote positive care practices

In this course, learners will come to understand that offering activities, skills and initiatives to those with learning disabilities is incredibly important. This course will help care workers to support people with Learning Disabilities. By the end of this eLearning course, learners should understand:

  • The causes of learning disabilities
  • Key pieces of legislation relating to learning disabilities
  • Barriers facing people with learning disabilities
  • How to improve communication
  • How to promote positive care practices
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Course Consultant

Hugh Asher
Hugh Asher
Director and Therapeutic Practitioner at Darach Social Croft Specialising in Autism, Learning Disabilities, and Mental Health.

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“Supporting people with learning disabilities has really informed me, it has really changed my perception, policies and procedures protecting them and their communication needs , treatment and also being aware of the signs and symptoms”
 
Kate Macauley – Rofemaron

Overview

This online training course has been designed specifically for Care and Support Workers working in a social care setting. It may also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about Supporting People with Learning Disabilities.

Interactive Video Lessons, Assessment Quiz and a CPD Accredited Certificate

Subjects covered include:

  • What is a Learning Disability?
  • Valuing People Guidance
  • NHS Long Term Plan
  • Learning Disability Origins
  • Difference Between a Learning Disability and a Learning Difficulty
  • Autism and Learning Disabilities
  • Policies and Legislation
  • Human Rights Act
  • Discrimination
  • Barriers
  • Mental and Physical Health
  • Accessible Information Standards
  • Promoting Positive Care Practices
  • Person-Centred Planning
  • Positive Behaviour Support
  • Concerns and Recording Information
  • Mate Crime
On average this online course should take around 40 minutes.

England

Care Certificate Standard 9

Wales

All Wales Induction Framework for Health and Social Care (AWIFHSC)

Scotland

National Care Standards

Northern Ireland

NISCC’s Induction Standards

RQF

Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
(Level 2 Diploma in Care)

Hugh Asher, Autism Consultant, Darach Social Croft

Hugh Asher

Hugh Asher is a compassionate course consultant at CareTutor, specializing in the courses “Caring for People with Autism” and “Supporting People with Learning Disabilities.” As a Director and Therapeutic Practitioner at Darach Social Croft, Hugh leverages the power of nature and agriculture to make a positive impact on individuals with diverse needs, including autism, learning disabilities, mental health and well-being issues, and offending behaviours.

Throughout his career, Hugh has dedicated himself to enhancing the lives of individuals facing various challenges. His focus has encompassed supporting people with learning disabilities and difficulties, autism, mental health issues, problematic drug or alcohol use, and a history of offending behaviours. With an unwavering belief in the therapeutic potential of nature, especially trees, Hugh recognizes their profound influence on mental, emotional, and physical well-being. To further his expertise in this area, he completed specialized training as a Forest Bathing Guide with the Forest Therapy Institute in 2020.

Hugh’s commitment to making a difference is evident in his academic achievements as well. He holds a PhD in Applied Social Science, where his research centred on the development and maintenance of therapeutic relationships with drug users in prisons. Although his accomplishments would earn him the title of “Dr. Hugh,” he humorously acknowledges that it might mistakenly suggest he possesses time-traveling abilities, thus preferring not to use the designation frequently.

As a course consultant, Hugh brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role. His extensive background in working with individuals with diverse needs, combined with his passion for utilizing nature as a therapeutic tool, allows him to provide valuable insights and guidance to learners. With Hugh’s compassionate approach and innovative strategies, participants in the courses “Caring for People with Autism” and “Supporting People with Learning Disabilities” can expect to gain valuable skills and understanding in providing effective care and support.

 

Hugh Asher, BSc (Hons), MSc (Merit), PhD (Applied Social Science)
Director and Therapeutic Practitioner at Darach Social Croft
 

As a course consultant, Hugh brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role. His extensive background in working with individuals with diverse needs, combined with his passion for utilising nature as a therapeutic tool, allows him to provide valuable insights and guidance to learners.

Participants in the courses “Caring for People with Autism”, “Supporting People with Learning Disabilities”, “Mental Health Awareness” and “Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disabilities” can expect to gain valuable skills and understanding in providing effective care and support.

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