There are no fees for this course as the College has secured funding and has agreed to waive all fees. Therefore, there is no charge to either you (the employer) or you (the student).

Please note that when a student enrols on this course, they will be expected to complete the programme of study within the allocated timescales. Should a student not complete the course in full, they will be required to pay a fee to cover registration, administration fees and learning material costs. 

Course Overview

The CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities aims to give you the knowledge and understanding to work with individuals with learning disabilities or difficulties. You will explore the principles of safeguarding and positive risk taking and gain awareness of the autistic spectrum. The course covers a range of topics including understanding supporting individuals with learning disabilities, safeguarding and protection and positive risk-taking. The objective of the course is to prepare you for employment and to support a role in the workplace where you may work or interact with people with learning difficulties. This is primarily for those within healthcare and social care but may also be useful to those working in education or housing support roles.

This course is paper-based.

The course includes one of the Care Quality Standards which is:

Awareness of Mental Health, Dementia and Learning Disability.

Course Structure

The course contains three assessments covering the six sections detailed below:

Assessment One:

  • Section 1  - Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • Section 2 - Introduction to personalisation in social care.

Assessment Two:

  • Section 1 - Principles of positive risk-taking for individuals with disabilities
  • Section 2 - Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care.

Assessment Three:

  • Section 1 - Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare
  • Section 2 - Introductory awareness of autistic spectrum conditions.

Entry Requirements

You can apply to undertake this course by registering your interest with your employer (eg your line manager, training and development or personnel department). Employers can then register you by completing a standard Booking Form (terms and conditions apply), which can be provided on request. You can register as an individual and are asked to email us. Induction onto the course can be done in groups, on request, at your place of employment or via post or email. Once enrolled on the course, paper-based students will receive their course material in the post via recorded delivery (unless these have already been received at a group induction).

Contact us:


01274 088652

01274 088529

01274 088371

Email us: [email protected]

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Visit us: www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/study/distance-learning


How Will I Learn?

Each student must complete all assessments in the agreed timescales and submit these for marking by our team of qualified tutors. If your course is paper-based these are sent to us in the post or can be typed up and emailed. If you are studying online these are submitted electronically direct to your tutor. Your tutor will then provide you with feedback along with advice and guidance to help you successfully complete the course.

There is also support available from the office team. 

Upon successful completion of three assessments you will be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities.



Benefits to you:

  • A clear understanding of responsibilities
  • Development of new skills
  • Recognition of existing skills
  • Opportunities to improve current service
  • Helps to progress your career
  • You will gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Advantages to your employer:

  • Staff feel more confident in their role
  • Staff are kept up to date with current policies, procedures and legislation
  • Staff gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 088349.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 088344
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our team.
Email: [email protected].