Become a Certified Trainer in Learning Disabilities & Dementia

Train the Trainer in Learning Disability and Dementia Programme

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

1. 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.

2. 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 course is a 3-Day course over a period of two months, after which candidates will be granted a certificate that will enable them to start delivering LD & Dementia training for 3 years from the day of receiving their certificates !!

Course Specifications

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Cost of Course

The cost of the course is £649.99, which includes all registration and VAT costs. The price of the course reflects the Dementia & Learning Disabilities teaching qualification candidates would achieve upon successful completion of the course.

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Interested in learning more about the course ? You can contact us here or call us on 01442 531105.

Payment Options also Available

You can pay over monthly/termly installments. Please contact us to discuss payment options that would be suitable to you.

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