Supporting People with Down's Syndrome
Explore Down's Syndrome and how it can affect the way people think and behave.
Why take this course?
This short e-learning course is perfect for continuing professional development, and is ideal for those working within the health and social care sector, as well as teachers, parents and community support staff. The course examines how Down's Syndrome can affect individuals in terms of health (in both the short and long term) as well as their general safety and ability to communicate. The course also considers how to help people overcome some of these difficulties, whilst examining how integration into the community and employment possibilities can help those with Down's Syndrome to live more fulfilling lives.
What you will experience
The course is broken down into four easy steps - an introduction and three study units:
- What this condition means to people, and the help/support they would like
- The skills required to support someone with this condition
- The impact of Down’s Syndrome and the difficulties that can arise
- How support workers can make things easier for people with this condition
This course will require you to manage your workload independently, without tutor support.
Previous knowledge or experience would be of benefit but is not essential.
What you will need
Students must have access to a computer with a broadband internet connection.
What you need to know
This is a Distance Learning course which means you can study at home, in the workplace or wherever you choose at times that are convenient for you. You do not have any classes to attend. The materials for this course are provided as webpages for you to work through online. As you progress through the course materials you will find explanations of each feature, followed by practical exercises. You will be supported throughout the course by a specialist Distance Learning Tutor.
As you progress they will continue to make regular contact to offer support and guidance, usually by email but sometimes by phone, to ensure you are making good progress and to support your learning throughout. You must be able to study independently through the course materials.
Whilst studying with Business & Community Development, you will have access to the Library+ sites and the Digital Skills Space. You will also have technical and administrative support from Business & Community Development team.
Please note that fee waivers or funding may apply. Find out more about funding for part-time courses.
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|5 Hours over 1 Month||£30.00||
|Paper applications only|
You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.
Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:
The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus
UK AB25 1BN
Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:
Telephone: 01224 612330
If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.