Learning Disability Induction (LDQ)

Producer: Embrace Learning

Duration: 16 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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This training course covers the Skills for Care learning outcomes that form the basis of registration of all Adult Social Care staff working with people with disabilities, with assignments marked internally by your supervisor or manager. It should be completed within 12 weeks of starting work in a care setting. The Common Induction Standards covered in this course provide a comprehensive overview of what care workers need to know for their role in providing care and support to individuals.

The training course provides the underpinning knowledge required for all Social Care training and is aimed specifically at those working with people with learning disabilities. It is a suitable induction for all those entering the Health and Social Care profession as well as being useful refresher training for those already employed in the sector.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Authorware may also need to be installed for some courses


The study units are:

- The Principles of Learning Disability Support
- Your Role as a Learning Disability Worker
- Health and Safety in a Learning Disability Service
- Protecting People with Learning Disabilities from Abuse


At the end of the course, students will be able to:

- Describe how attitudes to people with learning disabilities have changed over the years
- Identify the importance of promoting certain values in their work
- Understand their responsibilities regarding confidentiality
- Explain what is meant by personcentred care and how it works in
- Describe risk assessments: what they are, why we have them and how to use them
- Apply the General Social Care Council’s Code of Practice
- Appreciate their organisation’s core purpose and values and be aware of how they fit in
- Appreciate the importance of policies and procedures and know where to find them
- Communicate with service users effectively
- Describe procedures, policies and legislation in relation to a wide range of health and safety issues at work
- Identify the responsibilities that we all have to promote health and safety at work
- Explain the basics of fire safety
- Understand the Law and the need for policies about abuse and neglect
- Understand the different forms of abuse and neglect and be able to recognise the signs
- Know how to use whistleblowing procedures if they suspect abuse

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