NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities


This NCFE CACHE Level 2 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities is aimed towards those who come into contact with individuals with learning disabilities and are passionate about wanting to improve their knowledge and skills in this area.

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About This Course

Aimed at learners who support individuals with learning disabilities as part of their job role, this online course in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities is an excellent way to advance your career prospects or gain the opportunity to progress to higher level qualifications within the child or adult care sectors.

With approximately 1.5million people in the UK living with a learning disability, there are many roles within education, public services, social and healthcare which require an understanding of how best to support individuals with learning disabilities.

Reviewing legislation and understanding the signs and symptoms of different learning conditions are crucial elements of this qualification. This course will help you to develop a wide range of skills and specialised knowledge to benefit both your professional and personal life when supporting those with learning disabilities.


Course Benefits

  • The NCFE CACHE Level 2 in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge to effectively support individuals with learning disabilities.
  • With our programme, you can achieve a nationally recognised NCFE CACHE qualification, from the comfort of your home, at your own pace.
  • Gain valuable work experience you need to achieve your first role.
  • Become an NCFE CACHE Alumni member for two years.

Course Units

Qualification Number: 600/4041/5

Unit 1: Understand the Context of Supporting Individuals With Learning Disabilities (K/601/5315)

  • Legislation and policies that support human rights of those with learning disabilities
  • Understanding the nature and characteristics of learning disabilities
  • The historical context of learning disabilities
  • Basic principles of advocacy, empowerment and active participation

Unit 2: Understand Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Dementia Care (A/601/2886)

  • Recognising the unique needs and preferences of those with dementia
  • The importance of person centred approaches
  • Reviewing how those with dementia Mayfeel excluded
  • Different experiences with dementia depending on age

Unit 3: Contribute to the Support of Individuals With Multiple Conditions and/or Disabilities (A/601/4895)

  • Identifying and understanding multiple conditions
  • Equipment required to support additional needs of multiple conditions
  • Observation and interaction to identify needs and preferences
  • Evaluation of own contribution to the support of an individual

Unit 4: Principles of Supporting Individuals With a Learning Disability Regarding Sexuality and Sexual Health (A/601/6274)

  • Understanding the development of human sexuality
  • Sexual activity differences in individuals with learning disabilities
  • Issues of sexual health and how these can be supported
  • Relevant legislation influencing the support of sexuality and sexual health

Unit 5: Support Individuals to Access and Use Information About Services and Facilities (A/601/7926)

  • Identifying types of services and facilities
  • Methods to overcoming barriers when accessing information
  • Providing feedback on whether information on services has been sufficient
  • Support individuals to evaluate information accessed

Unit 6: Understand Mental Health Problems (J/602/0103)

  • Types of mental health problems
  • Strengths and limitations of the psychiatric classification system
  • Impact of mental health on individuals and their social network
  • Benefits of early intervention when promoting mental health and well-being


This course is assessed using a series of assignments that are designed to test your knowledge of the course materials. You’ll access your learning materials and submit your work online using our learner management system. Your expert assessor will mark your work and guide you throughout the programme.

Required Knowledge

This particular course is a component of a nested suite and is accessible to individuals aged 16 and above, without any previous qualifications.

Awarding Body

Once you successfully complete the course, you will obtain a certification in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities at NCFE CACHE Level 2. You will receive a certificate as recognition of your achievement.

NCFE is an educational charity as well as a leading provider of vocational and technical courses. With over 170 years of experience in providing an exceptional educational experience, NCFE collaborates with industry experts to develop smarter solutions to the most pressing learning needs. They are one of the largest technical and vocational awarding bodies in the United Kingdom, with thousands of people receiving qualifications each year. CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health, and Education) joined NCFE in 2015.

After enrolling in your NCFE CACHE course, you will have two years of access to the NCFE CACHE Alumni membership. NCFE CACHE Alumni is a professional membership network for those working in the care, health, and education industries, offering valuable resources and advice for those studying for/with an NCFE CACHE qualification.


We take pride in helping our students at all stages of their development, so whilst this course may be designed for home study, you can enrol knowing that you’ll be fully supported throughout your course. You’ll receive 12 months of tutor support, who will always be on hand to lend you their advice, guidance and instruction. On top of this, they will lend their expertise to your written assignments, providing you with valuable feedback and tips.

Similarly, our student support team are only a click away, meaning you never have to feel alone in your studies.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

This is a government-regulated qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual-regulated awarding body.

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

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