Level 3 (RQF) Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities - standalone unit

  • RQF
  • Level: Advanced
  • Study time: 35 hours
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Entry Requirements: Learners must be a minimum of 16 years old to complete this course and must be able to prove previous level 2 study.
Regulated Qualifications Framework
The unit explores the meaning of learning disability and considers issues closely linked with learning disability support. These include an awareness of how the attitudes and beliefs of others affect individuals who have learning disabilities.

The unit introduces themes of inclusion, human rights, advocacy, empowerment and active participation, and also considers the central place of communication in working with individuals who have learning disabilities. 

What's included?

  • All the resources you need to pass this course
  • 1 Portfolio
  • Accredited certificate on successful completion

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how legislation and policies support the human rights and inclusion of individuals with learning disabilities
  • Understand the nature, causes and characteristics of learning disability
  • Understand the historical context of learning disability
  • Understand the principles and practice of advocacy, empowerment and active participation in relation to supporting individuals with learning disabilities and their families
  • Understand how views and attitudes impact on the lives of individuals with learning disabilities and their family/carers


This is a theory only unit and does not require any practical assessment. You will have a theory portfolio which must be completed and handed in within 3 months of enrolling onto the course.
The answers to the questions in your portfolio can all be found in this online course.
The Awarding Body

Highfield Qualifications

Highfield is a global leader in compliance and work-based learning and apprenticeship qualifications and one of the UK’s most recognisable awarding organisations.

As such, they’re regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, SQA Accreditation, the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA), and the Security Industry Authority (SIA). In addition to this, they’re also a government-regulated end-point assessment organisation (EPAO).

Highfield's qualifications are now delivered by over 20,000 trainers and training providers spread across 50 countries, covering a wide variety of sectors.
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