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Train the Trainer in Learning Disability & Dementia Award

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Train the Trainer in Learning Disability & Dementia Accredited Qualification


Note: Successful completion of this course will qualify candidates to teach Learning Disability & Dementia Training for the next 3 years.

People with learning disabilities are now living significantly longer. However, as our population grows, they face age related health challenges. This includes conditions like Dementia, Delirium, Hearing Loss, Sight Loss and many other conditions that would cause difficulties to older individuals with learning disabilities. Where there are multiple co-morbidities present in a person with LD, accessing a timely diagnosis and supporting their independence remains a key challenge. This makes working & caring for older individuals with LD more complex, which if not addressed, would lead to increasingly poor outcomes for them.

Key Facts:

  • Approximately 50% of people with Down Syndrome will go on to develop dementia, and 45% of them now live to over 60. Dementia may also be difficult to spot in this group because of the complex presentation.

  • People with a learning disability are 3 times more likely to develop dementia.

Support staff working in LD services need to be appropriately trained to spot dementia signs and be able to work proactively to determine individuals at risk. Once someone develops dementia, staff need to be trained in how to manipulate the social and physical environment to enable the person to function optimally through the progression of the condition.

Rather than commissioning external trainers to train your staff members on LD & Dementia, you can train them internally (by qualifying a few to teach LD & Dementia training), which would save you costs in both the short and longer terms. Having a trained workforce will also enable you to work proactively in identifying those at risk of dementia and putting in place early interventions, saving money down the line.

This Train the Trainer qualification will be valid for three years. Once completed the candidate will be officially qualified to teach Learning Disability and Dementia training. Candidate should have completed a basic dementia course before starting this qualification.

Our course is accredited and so candidates will be expected to attend all 3 days sessions and complete the required assessment work.


Who should attend?

Staff attending should have already completed a basic awareness in dementia and should be working in a learning disability service. This course would suit individuals currently working at a level 3 senior support level.


What resources are available?

Candidates will receive

  • A lesson plan

  • Power point presentation

  • Handouts

  • Activities

  • Associated Resources


How long is the course?

The course is delivered over three days.


Dates of Training

Day 1: 27th March 2019

Venue: The Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue, N4 2HF

Day 2: 28th March 2019

Venue: The Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue, N4 2HF

Day 3: 24th April 2019

Venue: The Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue, N4 2HF


How is the course assessed?

The course is accredited by Advantage accreditation body. Candidates must complete the assessment to achieve the award.

The assessment includes:

  • Completion of a workbook Learning Disabilities and Dementia

  • Completion of a workbook – Teaching Strategies

  • Micro Teach presentation If you have completed a recognised teaching qualification.


Why should you complete this course?

Whist people are living longer with learning disability many health inequalities still exist. Taking a proactive approach to health management supports risk reduction around dementia. Investing in training in the short term can be preventative and reduce costs in the long term.


Cost of Course

Cost of course is £649.99, which includes VAT and all assessment and registration costs.

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