Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities – Level 3

Start date:10/01/2023Day:Tuesday Plus one Saturday
Time:6pm -9pmDuration:20 weks
Qualification:Level 3 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning DisabilitesAwardin Body:NCFE
Cost:£550Delivery:Classroom and online


About the course

This qualification is designed to help learners equip themselves with the skills and knowledge to work with children and adults with learning disabilities. It includes the nature and characteristics of learning disability, support, legislation, communication and planning.

It is aimed at managers, unsupervised carers or senior level workers who come into contact with, or are supporting, individuals with learning disabilities as part of their job role.

Entry Requirements

You will need to be working, volunteering or on practical placement in a relevant role as you need to show competence in both knowledge and skills.

Students who do not hold GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or Functional Skills Level 2 qualifications will be invited to sit an assessment to ensure that they have suitable skills for this qualification.


This qualification will be assessed by your Tutor or Assessor using a range of methods. Work is submitted and assessed via an electronic portfolio, which demonstrates how you have met the assessment criteria for the course.

You should expect to complete a minimum of 3 hours of homework per week in addition to class attendance.



This course is delivered through a mixture of lessons in college and live remote lessons. Learners should also expect to attend a college induction. The live remote lessons will be via virtual classrooms using technology such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom. It is recommended that you have access to a PC, laptop or other suitable device.

We provide a textbook for this course and it is included in the course fee.

Learners also benefit from access to the college library during our evening opening times, including computers, study stations, print-based and electronic learning materials, printers and scanners.

How to apply

If you wish to apply, please click here or call or email us if you have any questions on 01403 216597 or


Students must attend a college induction on the first evening of the course.


For this course, students may self-fund the course fees or be eligible for full funding under the Government’s Free Level 3 Courses for Jobs offer.

A £50 non-refundable deposit is payable at the point of booking and the remainder of the course fees are due one week before the course start. Students can apply to pay the balance in two instalments.

This course may be free to learners if they:

· Are unemployed

· Earn less than £18,535 gross annual salary

· Do not have a full level 3 qualification

For further details see our Fees and Funding page.