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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

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About Your Award 

This qualification provides learners with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in supporting individuals with learning disabilities.

It is aimed at learners who support individuals with learning disabilities as part of their job role.

Is this course for me?
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • The course is designed for 19+ adults.

  • Must complete an initial assessment in English, Maths, and ICT.

  • Must complete an IAG

  • Must have level 2 in Maths, English, and Level 1 in ICT.

Work Placement

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

Expected Activities 
  • Weekly group class contact 

  • One-to-one blended session 

  • Independent study

  • Assignment preparation 

How long does it take? 

Learners will usually be able to achieve this qualification in 6 weeks.

Course Structure

The Award offers the opportunity for learning in small bite-sized pieces and has a variety of potential uses.

People for whom the Award may be suitable for are:


  • those whose job role is not exclusively focused on supporting individuals with learning disabilities, but who come into contact with people as part of their job, for example

  • health, care, education, housing, leisure, employment, libraries, people working in probation

  • employment support workers, dementia care advisors, and palliative care professionals could complete the award to enable them to better tailor their service to people’s needs.

  • workers who are new to learning disability services but already know about social care

  • workers in learning disability services wishing to undertake a shorter CPD qualification

  • people in community and volunteering roles who work alongside or support people with a learning disability who want more information so that they can work towards providing high-quality care for individuals.

What will I cover:
  •  Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities   Knowledge      

  • Understand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions

  • Understand models of disability

  • Understand physical disability        

  • Understand sensory loss

A broad range of optional units have been identified to provide as much flexibility as possible for the learner to focus on the units that provide what they need to know and are relevant for their role.

How you will be assessed

Assessment is through a range of assessment techniques which may include:

  • Direct observations

  • Portfolio of evidence

  • Written assignments 

  • Task set by the awarding organisation

To gain this qualification you will need to

  • Pass all units

  • Achieve a minimum of 12 credits

Course Cost

Fees: £504.00

  • Eligible learners may take funding via the National Skills Fund (NSF)

  •  Privately funded through our payment method

What Next...

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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