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About this course
This course provides a career pathway for those employed within Learning Disability services or those interested in developing a career in this field.
The course will enable you to look more deeply into issues concerning people with learning disabilities. It gives you the chance to focus your studies working with individuals with a range of learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders and challenging behaviours.
Work-based learning forms a significant part of the course and discussions with visiting tutors and wider reading will enable you to link theory to the workplace. During the programme, you will spend time studying with other students undertaking different Foundation degrees. There is also significant service user and carer involvement in the course.
You can study either full or part-time over a minimum of two years and a maximum of five years. The taught component of the course will normally be delivered on one day a week across two semesters per year. A significant component of the course consists of work-based learning. Applicants who are not currently employed in an environment working with people who have learning disabilities will need to secure a placement in a suitable setting; equating to one day a week for the duration of the course or 200 hours in each year.