Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (Level 3)

Our Level 3 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities will provide you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills around supporting individuals with learning disabilities. It is aimed at those who support individuals with learning disabilities as part of their job role.

The units offered within this qualification mirror those offered within the Learning Disabilities Pathway of the Health and Social Care Diplomas in England.

What will we cover?

To achieve this qualification, you must gain 12 credits. You must do this by gaining 4 credits from the mandatory unit, and at least a further 8 credits from the optional units. A minimum of 7 credits must be achieved at Level 3 or above. 

Mandatory Unit:

  • LD 201 – Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities. 

Pre-selected optional units that will be delivered:

  • LD 302- Support person-centred thinking and planning 
  • HSC 3004 – Facilitate learning and development activities to meet individuals' needs and preferences.

Who is the course for?

This course is for adults aged 19+ and aimed at those who support individuals with learning disabilities as part of their job role.

You'll have the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills around supporting individuals with learning disabilities.

The Award offers the opportunity for learning in small bite sized pieces, to develop your knowledge and skills around supporting individuals with learning disabilities. It has a variety of potential uses. and may be suitable for those whose job role is not exclusively focused around 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. Used in this context this qualification would support the implementation of the current autism, dementia and end of life strategies for people with learning disabilities
  • 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 with learning disabilities.

How can I progress after completing the course?

Upon completion of this course you might progress to employment or the following Inspire courses:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care
  • Access to HE in Health and Social care (If further study and wanting a University route).

Course cost

The cost of this course is FREE/£186.75.

  1. Free - if you earn less than £20,319 or are on a means-tested benefit.
  2. Payment help available - if you earn more than £20,319 but are on a low-income, we might be able to help pay part or all of your course fees. Email: for an application form or if you have any questions.
  3. Co-funded - if you are on a higher-income, the government will pay approximately half of your course fees. 

For more information call us on 01623 677 200 or email

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