Who are these suitable for?
The Award is suitable for people who come into contact with individuals with learning disabilities as part of their job, on a day-to-day basis.
This could include people in the community and volunteering roles - or working in education, leisure and employment support.
The Certificate is aimed at supervised workers with some experience in social care, looking to develop their role.
What are the entry requirements?
You should be at least 16 years old.
How many credits are required to complete the courses?
The Award requires 12 credits.
The Certificate requires 21 credits.
Credits from the Award can be carried over, and counted towards the Certificate.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed by your tutor or assessor, using a range of methods; these could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task set by CACHE.
Do I need to be working to take these qualifications?
Yes - you will need to be working, volunteering or on a practical placement, as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.
How long do these courses take to complete?
You can usually complete these qualification within 6 months; however, you will determine the rate at which you submit evidence, as DaC recognises individual requirements, and does not impose a 'cut-off point.
What qualification can I progress onto?
These qualifications provide a direct progression route to CACHE Level 2 and Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care, as they share a number of units.
Another option would be the CACHE Level 3 Award or Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities.
Which type of job role can I apply for when I complete this qualification?
These courses do not qualify you to work but they do support you in your current job role or future job roles when supporting children, young people or adults with learning disabilities.