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Autism and Learning Disabilities Awareness

The Health and Care Act 2022 introduced a requirement that all registered health and social care providers are required to provide training for their staff in learning disabilities and autism, including how to interact appropriately with autistic people and people who have a learning disability.

This course allows learners to develop and deepen their knowledge on learning disabilities and autism, this includes understanding the barriers people face in a health and social care setting. By the end of this course, learners will understand the importance and requirements of accommodating the needs of individuals with learning disabilities and autism. This will make their experience in various settings more positive and supportive.

Skills for Health's Autism and Learning Disabilities Awareness course
Level: 1
Duration: 3 hours approx.
CPD: 3 credits
Assessment Method: Multiple-choice
Certificate: PDF Certificate
Recommended Refresher Period: 3 years
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Course Provider: Me Learning
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All health and social care staff as per the requirements set out in the Health and Care Act 2022

This course consists of the following modules:

  • Living with Autism
  • Living with a Learning Disability
  • Working with People with Autism
  • Supporting a Person with a Learning Disability
  • Communication with Someone with Autism
  • Communication with Someone with a Learning Disability
  • Risk, Legislation and Safeguarding

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Understand what autism and learning disabilities are and how they affect people
  • Recognise the difficulties people with autism and/or learning disabilities might face in a healthcare environment
  • Acknowledge and accommodate people’s individual needs
  • Understand how to effectively communicate with people who may struggle to express themselves or understand


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