Autism and Learning Disabilities

In July 2022 it became mandatory for all health and social care providers registered with the CQC to ensure staff receive training in Learning Disabilities and Autism.

Developed in line with all relevant guidance and legislation, this course has been designed to not only meet your training requirements, but to help you adapt your practice to best support those in your care.

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About the Course

This course comprehensively covers Learning Disabilities and Autism, including the different types, signs and symptoms, available therapies and ways in which you can best support your clients.

Fully compliant with all related legislation, this online training resource addresses your legal obligations, induction, refresher, vocational and management training needs.

Who is this course for?

Whether for induction, vocational, refresher or management training, this course is the most comprehensive educational tool available, an invaluable asset for you and those you care for.

What does the course cover?

  • Introduction to learning disabilities (LD)
  • Classification
  • Profound and multiple learning disability (PMLD)
  • Syndromes and conditions associated with LD
  • Common challenges
  • Causes of LD
  • Diagnosis of LD
  • Learning difficulty vs learning disability
  • Support
  • Introduction to Autism
  • Causes of Autism
  • Co-existing conditions
  • Signs and symptoms of Autism
  • Social communication
  • Social interaction
  • Social imagination
  • Sensory processing, perception and cognition
  • Sensory environment
  • Behaviour that challenges
  • Autism diagnosis
  • Autism therapies
  • Needs assessments
  • Care plans
  • Person-centred approaches
  • Legislation and human rights
  • Mental capacity
  • Discrimination
  • Abuse and whistleblowing
Download the syllabus (PDF)

How is the course assessed?

After each module you will be asked a set of multiple-choice questions. The answers are marked automatically so you instantly know your score.

Every trainee receives a FREE training certificate on completion of the course as evidence for your records.

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£1.49* Buy credits *Excludes VAT. Based on bulk credit pricing
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  • CPD Accredited and Skills for Care Endorsed
  • Free certification
  • Standards compliant
  • Access course on desktop and mobile, from work or home
  • No time limits, work at your own pace
  • Monitor and track staff progress

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