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Learning Disabilities Awareness

This online Learning Disabilities course teaches care staff what learning disabilities are, their causes and how to support somebody with a learning disability. Designed for anyone working with people who suffer from a learning disability, including teachers, teacher assistants, care workers, nurse, and mental health professionals.

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About this Learning Disabilities Awareness Training Course

In order for those you care for to get the most from their care, it is paramount that your staff are aware of learning disabilities. These disabilities can severely impact a patient's behaviour and understanding how it's vital to the safety of your staff, and the patient themselves.

Not everybody with a learning disability is affected in the same way, so it’s important to understand the correct practices to care for them. This Learning Disability training will teach learners what a learning disability is, what can cause one, the process of one, and understand challenging behaviours.

Duration Duration Depending on the delivery method, it takes between 1-2 hours to complete this Learning Disabilities Awareness course and gain your certificate
Entry & Level Entry & Level There are no barriers to entry on this Learning Disabilities training course. This is an awareness course, suitable for all.
Certification Certification On completion of this Learning Disabilities course, either download your certificate or access it later online.
Accreditations Accreditations This online Learning Disabilities training course is CPD accredited and delivered by a Skills for Care provider. It meets accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


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Learning Disabilities Awareness Training Course Outline

The aim of this online Learning Disabilities training course is to increase your knowledge of learning disabilities and causes as well as the relevant legislation.

The key points covered in this course are:

  • Defining learning disabilities
  • Causes of learning disabilities
  • Processes
  • Challenging behaviours





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Learning Disabilities Awareness Training Course Learning Outcomes

On completion of this online Learning Disabilities training course, learners should know and understand the following:
  • Defining learning disabilities
    Describe what a learning disability is
  • Causes of learning disabilities
    Understand what causes a learning disability
  • Processes
    Describe the processes of learning disabilities and other conditions
  • Challenging behaviours
    Learn and understand the different types of challenging behaviours
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Frequently Asked Questions

Learning disabilities can be complicated to understand but it’s important that those caring for people with learning disabilities are aware of their impact and causes. Here are some of the most asked questions that are put to our specialists.

What is a learning disability? Learning disabilities present themselves in different ways and not everyone with a learning disability is affected in the same way. A learning disability impacts the way someone learns new things, meaning they often find it difficult to learn particular skills, understand complicated information, or live independently.
What is PMLD? PMLD stands for profound and multiple learning disability. This is a severe learning disability or one that affects somebody’s communication and ability to live independently. People with a PMLD may have issues with their eyesight, speech, movement or hearing and often require care support with daily tasks, including cleaning themselves, eating, or personal care.
What causes a learning disability?

The cause of a learning disability is not always known. However, some learning disability causes include:

  • Injury or illness suffered in early childhood
  • Parental genes inherited by the baby
  • Problems during pregnancy or birth

Discover more about the causes in our learning disability courses. You can also learn how conditions like epilepsy can cause learning disabilities with our Epilepsy Awareness training course.




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Learning Disabilities Awareness Training Course Delivery Methods

Our Learning Disabilities Awareness training courses are available 24/7, anytime, anywhere. Perfect for staff with busy schedules or difficult shift patterns.

• Study when you want   
• Track staff progress   
• Study anywhere you want on any device 

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