Understanding Disability Training Course (Level 3)

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 Aims

  • Understand what disability is
  • Understand disability legislation
  • Understand approaches to disability
  • Understand types of disability
  • Understand ways of providing support
  • Understand reasonable adjustment

Course Objectives

  1. Define the meaning of the word 'disability'.
  2. Define the meaning of the term 'physical disability'
  3. Define the meaning of the term 'mental health'
  4. Explain the difference between the terms 'learning disability' and 'learning difficulty'
  5. Analyse the meaning of the term 'IQ' and how this relates to learning disabilities
  6. Define the meaning of the terms 'substantial' and 'long term' as part of disability legislation
  7. Explain and evaluate key types of UK disability related legislation
  8. Explain Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision in supporting people with disabilities
  9. Explain the difference between Direct Discrimination, Indirect Discrimination and Victimisation
  10. Analyse historical attitudes towards disability against modern approaches
  11. Describe possible causes of disability
  12. Describe different disabilities including examples of physical disabilities, learning disabilities, learning difficulties and mental health conditions
  13. Explain the difference between a mild, moderate, severe and profound learning disability
  14. Describe the interpersonal skills required to support a person with a disability
  15. Describe the meaning of the term 'reasonable adjustment'
  16. Explain 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.

Links to 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.


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.


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

Training Course Duration

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

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