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Key Info

1 Day Course

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Where and When

Delivered at a venue of your choice throughout the UK, contact us for availability.

Accredited Course

The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.

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Course Overview

Millions of people are effected by disability throughout the UK and will need individual types of support and the terms associated with disability, including physical disability, learning difficulty, learning disability and mental health condition can be difficult to define.

This training course gives a clear definition of what disability is and describes different types of disability and effects, dispelling myths and proving facts.

This course discusses ways of providing support to people experiencing a disability and confirms the requirements, procedure and options for making reasonable adjustment. This is a Level 3 accredited course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Below are the main topics covered in this course, expand each one to see the criteria.

1Understand what disability is
  • 1.1Define the meaning of the word 'disability'
  • 1.2Define the meaning of the term 'physical disability'.
  • 1.3Define the meaning of the term 'mental health'
  • 1.4Explain the difference between the terms 'learning disability' and 'learning difficulty'.
  • 1.5Analyse the meaning of the term 'IQ' and how this relates to learning disabilities.
2Understand disability legislation.
  • 2.1Define the meaning of the terms 'substantial' and 'long term' as part of disability legislation.
  • 2.2Explain and evaluate key types of UK disability related legislation.
  • 2.3Explain Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision in supporting people with disabilities.
  • 2.4Explain the difference between Direct Discrimination, Indirect Discrimination and Victimisation.
3Understand approaches to disability.
  • 3.1Analyse historical attitudes towards disability against modern approaches.
  • 3.2Describe possible causes of disability.
4Understand types of disability.
  • 4.1Describe different disabilities including examples of physical disabilities, learning disabilities, learning difficulties and mental health conditions
  • 4.2Explain the difference between a mild, moderate, severe and profound learning disability.
5Understand ways of providing support.
  • 5.1Describe the interpersonal skills required to support a person with a disability.
6Understand reasonable adjustment.
  • 6.1Describe the meaning of the term 'reasonable adjustment'.
  • 6.2Explain and evaluate different ways of making reasonable adjustment.


The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.


Each learner completing this course will receive an accredited Level 3 certificate of learning.

Additional Information

Training course duration

1 Day (please contact us if you require training which runs to a different timescale).

Availability of this training course

This Disability Training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Audience for this course

This Disability Training course is designed for professionals working with children and young people including support teams, education professionals and foster carers. This course is also suitable for people working with adults.

QCF Units

This Disability Training course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children's Homes (England) Regulations which were introduced on 1st April 2015 and can contribute to outcomes of QCF units including the National Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce. This course is also relevant to professionals working in the adult sector.

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