Diploma qualification units can be knowledge or skills based. Each different unit within the qualification has specific requirements and will have different evidence to demonstrate your ability to meet the requirements of the unit. Your coach will plan the most appropriate types of evidence with you. If you identify your own that is even better as it will clearly show your coach that you have a good understanding of the requirements and will have your qualification achieved much faster.
Understand the Context of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities
Knowledge and skills
Understand how legislation and policies support the human rights and inclusion of individuals with learning disabilities.
Summarise legislation and policies that promote the human rights, inclusion, equal life chances and citizenship of individuals with learning disabilities.
Showcasing your knowledge: –
Tutor marked assignment – one of:
a) Assessment Pack
b) Resource Pack
All Assignments MUST use and be submitted with an appropriate referencing system
Prior Learning / Certificates
Showcasing your skills: –
Minutes of Meetings
Supervision / Appraisals Records
Medication Administration Records
In put – Out put Records
Prior Learning / Certificates
Explain how legislation and policies influence the day-today experiences of individuals with learning disabilities and their families.
Understand the nature, causes and characteristics of learning disability.
Explain what is meant by ‘learning disability’.
Describe causes of learning disabilities.
Describe the medical and social models of disability.
Evaluate the potential impact on the family of an individual with a learning disability.
Understand the historical context of learning disability.
Explain types of services provided for individuals with learning disabilities over time.
Evaluate how past ways of working may affect present services.
Describe how person–centred practice impacts on the lives of individuals with learning disabilities in relation to:
• where the individual lives • daytime activities • employment • sexual relationships and parenthood • the provision of healthcare.
Understand principles and practice of advocacy, empowerment and active participation in relation to supporting individuals with learning disabilities and their families
Explain the meaning of the term ‘social inclusion’.
Explain the meaning of the term ‘advocacy’.
Describe different types of advocacies.
Analyse strategies to promote empowerment and active participation.
Understand how views and attitudes impact on the lives of individuals with learning disabilities and their family carers.
Explain impacts of views and attitudes of others on individuals with learning disability.
Describe strategies to promote positive attitudes towards individuals with learning disabilities and their family/carers.
Explain the roles of external agencies and others in changing attitudes, policy and practice.
Understand how to promote communication with individuals with learning disabilities.
Explain how to meet the communicating needs of individuals with learning disabilities.
Explain why it is important to use language that is both age appropriate and ability appropriate with individuals with learning disabilities.
Describe ways of checking whether an individual has understood a communication, and how to address any misunderstandings.