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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Health, Public Services and Care, Children and Young People, Health and Social Care

Level 2
Minimum entry age
Credit Value

What does this qualification cover?

This professional development qualification provides essential knowledge and skills to anyone wanting to actively support individuals with learning disabilities. Units include: the meaning of learning disability, support, legislation, communication and planning.

Who is it suitable for?

The Award is suitable for people who come into contact with individuals with learning disabilities as part of their job. This could include people in community and volunteering roles or working in education, leisure and employment support.

What are the entry requirements?

You should be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements but colleges or training providers may have their own guidelines.

How many credits are required to complete it?

The Award requires 12 credits.

How is it assessed?

It 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.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

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 does it take to complete?

You can usually complete the Award in 6 months.

What related qualifications can you progress to?

The Award provides a direct progression route to Level 2 & 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care as they share a number of units or the Level 3 Award and Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities.

Funding for our qualifications

Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our Funding page.

Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?

This qualification does not qualify you to work but will support you in your current job role or future job roles when supporting children, young people or adults with learning disabilities.

Qualification Specification

This document contains everything you need to know about this qualification in PDF format and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Optional Units

This document contains everything you need to know about the optional units in this qualification and should be used by everyone involved in its planning, delivery and assessment.

Key Facts

This document outlines the key information of this qualification for the Centre, learner and employer.

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