This course is aimed at staff working in agencies in the Statutory, Voluntary and Independent sector in South Gloucestershire, who are working with adults with learning disabilities, particularly (but not only) staff who are new to this area of work. DAY 1 This course has replaced Principles of Learning Disabilities Support. This unit introduces the principles that are fundamental in supporting people who have learning disabilities and it provides underpinning knowledge towards the relevant aspects of the Care Certificate. DAY 2 This unit has replaced "Your Role as a Learning Disabilities Worker". This unit introduces understanding of a learning disability worker’s job role and responsibilities, including an awareness of the roles of others and how to work in partnership with them.
DAY 1 • an understanding of person-centred values. • an awareness of ways to respect diversity. • an appreciation of what person-centred support planning is. • an understanding of the concepts of risk-taking and confidentiality.
DAY 2 • a good understanding of the context in which they work. • an appreciation of how their role fits with others. • an awareness of the need to work in line with policies and procedures. • an understanding of what makes for effective communication. • looked at the best ways to record information. • considered the importance of continually developing skills and knowledge.