Level 3 Award Supporting Individuals Learning Disa

This professional development qualification builds on the knowledge and skills gained in the Level 2 Award and Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities. The qualification includes the nature and characteristics of learning disability, support, legislation, communication and planning.
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Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is aimed at managers, unsupervised carers or senior level workers who come into contact with or are supporting individuals with learning disabilities as part of their job role.

What are the entry requirements?

You should be at least 16 years old. We do not set any other entry requirements.

How many credits are required to complete it?

The Award requires 12 credits.

How is it assessed?

This qualification will be assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a range of methods. This could include direct observation in the workplace, a portfolio of evidence, written assignments or a task.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification?

Yes, you will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

How long does it take to complete?

You can usually complete it in 6 months.


The qualification does not qualify you to work but does support you in your current job role or future job roles when supporting children, young people or adults with learning disabilities.


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