Learn- Learning Disability Specialist 

Understanding Learning Disabilities

Working with Learning Disabilities? This is the perfect induction. With either our standard course of What is a Learning Disability, communication, tools and meeting health needs.

Alternatively you can bespoke it to cover specific diagnosis that you require for your setting.

Epilepsy Awareness with Midazolam


Epilepsy Awareness in compliance with the guidance from ILAE and ENSA. Administration of Midazolam included with competencies on administration if required. We can also offer Paradehyde Administration.

This is CPD accredited at either 4 or 6 points.

Learning Disabilities and Mental Health

This course looks into the signs, symptoms, management and different diagnosis that someone may experience with Mental Illness. We focus on how presentation may differ for people who have a Learning Disability and tools available to help support the individual.

Effective Behaviour Recordings


We all know that we must record behaviours...but do we then know what to do with them after? The quality of the record can easily impact the analysis process. This course supports effective recording and analysis to aid more comprehensive care planning and risk assessment

Reflective Behaviour Management

The after effects of a challenging situation can have a huge impact on all parties involved. Being a reflective practitioner is vital for moving forward when working with behaviours. This course focuses on Reflective tools, Reflection in and on practice and how to use it effectively to debrief with those involved.

Autism (SPELL)

Autism is a complex condition, even more so when diagnosed with a Learning Disability. This course looks at what Autism is, how the person may present their needs and ways to support an inclusive environment using the SPELL method.

Loss and Grief in Learning Disabilities

We all experience Loss and Grief differently but for people who have different communication styles expressing their emotional needs and experiences at these times can prove particularly challenging for them. This course looks at how they may present and the different stages we move through including what you can do at each stage to support someone.

Becoming Dementia Ready

There are a number of Syndromes within Learning Disabilities that lead to early age Dementia. If we can predict it coming, we can prepare to minimise functional skill loss for the individual by preparing the environment and the supporting staff on approaches, changes and patterns/routines.

Person Centred Engagement


Think about how often you sit and do nothing, no playing on your phone, no watching TV...just nothing. This is very different often for people with a Learning disability. This course looks at supporting people to be actively involved in everyday tasks so that their day is full and they are achieving better self confidence, communication and less behaviours that might cause a challenge to those around them.

Wellness Recovery Planning

Its hard for us to recognise when we are stressed and then to do something about it. We often prioritise other things over our self. People with Learning Disabilities are no different but they often also lack the Mental Health insight to be able to understand when they maybe becoming unwell. This looks at the physical signs and steps to maintain wellness.

Effective Communication

We all communicate in different ways and particularly when working with people who use different methods to communicate it can be hard to understand what is being said. This looks at the principles of communication, the importance of effective communication and difference ways we can understand what someone is saying without using verbal language.

Care Planning and Risk Assessment

The documents you keep are vital for the safety and enrichment of people you supports lives. They need to be detailed, evidence based and defensible. This course looks at the ways we can plan care to be safe and enabling and what key factors need to go into a Risk Assessment and Care plan.