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View Unit : Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities

Unit
Unit Reference Number
K/601/5315
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
35
Unit Credit Value
4
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
1.3 Health and Social Care
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

This unit needs to be assessed in line with the Skills for Care and Development QCF Assessment Principles.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Understand the legislation and policies that support the human rights and inclusion of individuals with learning disabilities

1.1

Identify legislation and policies that are designed to promote the human rights, inclusion, equal life chances and citizenship of individuals with learning disabilities

1.2

Explain how this legislation and policies influence the day to day experiences of individuals with learning disabilities and their families

2

Understand the nature and characteristics of learning disability

2.1

Explain what is meant by ‘learning disability’

2.2

Give examples of causes of learning disabilities

2.3

Describe the medical and social models of disability

2.4

State the approximate proportion of individuals with a learning disability for whom the cause is ‘not known’

2.5

Describe the possible impact on a family of having a member with a learning disability

3

Understand the historical context of learning disability

3.1

Explain the types of services that have been provided for individuals with learning disabilities over time

3.2

Describe how past ways of working may affect present services

3.3

Identify some of the key changes in the following areas of the lives of individuals who have learning disabilities:

a) where people live

b) daytime activities

c) employment

d) sexual relationships and parenthood

e) the provision of healthcare

4

Understand the basic principles and practice of advocacy, empowerment and active participation in relation to supporting individuals with learning disabilities and their families

4.1

Explain the meaning of the term ‘social inclusion’

4.2

Explain the meaning of the term advocacy

4.3

Describe different types of advocacy

4.4

Describe ways to build empowerment and active participation into everyday support with individuals with learning disabilities

5

Understand how views and attitudes impact on the lives of individuals with learning disabilities and their family carers

5.1

Explain how attitudes are changing in relation to individuals with learning disabilities

5.2

Give examples of positive and negative aspects of being labelled as having a learning disability

5.3

Describe steps that can be taken to promote positive attitudes towards individuals with learning disabilities and their family carers

5.4

Explain the roles of external agencies and others in changing attitudes, policy and practice

6

Know how to promote communication with individuals with learning disabilities

6.1

Identify ways of adapting each of the following when communicating with individuals who have learning disabilities

a) verbal communication

b) non-verbal communication

6.2

Explain why it is important to use language that is both ‘age appropriate’ and ‘ability appropriate’ when communicating with individuals with learning disabilities

6.3

Describe ways of checking whether an individual has understood a communication, and how to address any misunderstandings

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