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NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate

Around 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability.

Owing to the fact that they are likely to find it more difficult than others to describe their symptoms, a good knowledge of legislation and the healthcare system, as well as an understanding of signs and symptoms of various conditions, is essential for anyone working with individuals with learning disabilities.

What you will learn

This free course is split into 7 manageable units:

  1. Understanding the Context of Supporting
  2. Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  3. Principles of Safeguarding and Protection in Health and Social Care
  4. Introduction to Personalisation in Social Care
  5. Principles of Positive Risk-Taking for Individuals with Disabilities
  6. Introductory Awareness of Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  7. Principles of Supporting Individuals with a Learning Disability to Access Healthcare


  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Evidence your competency to employers
  • Improve your understanding of the term ‘learning disability’
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college
  • Understand the importance of safeguarding individuals from abuse and the importance of a person-centred approach to risk-taking
  • Online
  • Paper-based

6-8 weeks

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study.

This course is available:

  • Paper-based
  • Paper-based learning with online assessments – No exams


  • Learners must be aged 19 or over as of the 31/8/2019
  • Learners must be living in Scotland and have lived in the EU for the last 3 years
  • Learners cannot be on another government funded course or apprenticeship


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