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Introduction to Working with Individuals with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

Subject Area

Health, Social Care & Life Sciences

Student Type


Study Mode

Part Time

Course Type

Community Learning

What is the course about?

This course will teach you the fundamentals of working with individuals with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Why should I choose the course?

Whether you're a carer looking after your loved one, or you’re looking to work in the care sector, this course is an introduction to how to care for those with disabilities and learning difficulties.

What will I learn?

The course will cover a number of general topics, such as:

  • Introduction to disabilities and learning difficulties
  • Dealing with professionals
  • Looking after yourself
  • The benefits system
  • Manual handling

You will be informally assessed by the tutor, and you will also self-assess your weekly progress.

What will the course lead on to?

On completion of this course, you may be offered progression onto another community learning course or offered advice on progression to a qualification.

We offer a wide variety of part-time courses for adults to help you retrain, upskill, secure that promotion, go to university, or just meet new friends. Whatever your motivation, we will have something for you.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college. Further information can be located here: College Life

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Here at Warrington & Vale Royal College, we have a team of dedicated, experienced staff who can share their extensive knowledge and skills with you. Learning in a friendly and inclusive environment, you will be fully supported to achieve your goals.

What are the entry requirements?

No previous qualifications are needed to enrol on this course.

What are my funding options?

For information on funding contact Learner Services on 01925 494400 or email

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

There are no additional costs to the course.

Careers Information

Course options

Starts Sep 2024

5 Weeks
Class Times
09:30 - 12:30
Warrington Campus
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee
Not Applicable

Starts Jan 2025

5 Weeks
Class Times
09:30 - 12:30
Winsford Campus
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee
Not Applicable

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