Learning Disabilities Awareness

Learning Disabilities Awareness

This half-day Learning Disabilities Awareness course is suitable for all nurses and carers.

Course Length. 3.5 hours


This half day course is designed for nursing, care and support staff who want an introduction to Learning Disabilities. Staff may work with patients or service users who have a Learning Disability on an ad-hoc basis when they enter their current service, or for those considering working directly with people with a Learning Disability. The training is reinforced with a full handout, containing links to useful organisations and additional information.

Course Contents

Learning Disabilities Statistics, Descriptions and Causes
The Differences Between Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Conditions – Depression, Dementia etc.
Levels of Learning Disabilities
Previous ‘Care’ Models, Person Centred Planning and the Supporting Role
Transforming Care Programme and the Next Steps (Bubb Report)
Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Autism and Aspergers
Defining Features and Possible Behaviours
Turner’s Syndrome, Down’s Syndrome, Fragile X Syndrome, Prada-Willi Syndrome, Rett Syndrome
Foetal Alcohol Syndrome, Landau Kleffner Syndrome
Challenging Behaviour

Course Outcomes

Successful completion of this training course will result in the award of a CPD accredited certificate covering all aspects of the above course contents.

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