Learning Disabilities Awareness


This course is designed to provide an understanding of learning disabilities and how they can affect individuals. Learners will look at how to improve communication and interaction with people who have learning disabilities.

Learning objectives
  • Define learning disabilities and identify differences
  • Understand the challenges faced by people with learning disabilities and how this may affect their lives 
  • Identify and use appropriate communication strategies for interacting with people with learning disabilities 
  • Understand the importance of inclusive approaches in supporting people
  • Learn relevant legislation and policies
Delivery method 

Can be delivered face to face, online or blended either in person or virtually e.g.  Teams/Zoom. Learners will have access to our learning platform where they can refer to the materials, watch extra resources such as videos and interactive activities and access links to organisations, for those that want to take their learning further. 

A full day is recommended for staff with little or no previous experience. For those with prior knowledge, a half day is recommended as a condensed session with post course materials. 

Workshops combine presentation slides, interactive exercises, individual reflection and group discussion. 

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