New Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework has been launched

Developed by Skills for Health, Health Education England (HEE) and Skills for Care, commissioned by the Department of Health, the new Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework has been launched.

The aim of the framework is to develop a workforce with the essential skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary for the delivery of learning disabilities care

Click here to download the free framework


Who is the framework for?

The framework is particularly relevant to:

  • employers and their employees in the health and social care sectors;
  • education providers which train students who will be employed in the health and social care and other sectors;
  • individuals working outside the health and care sectors (e.g. justice, education, employment and housing) who may interact with those affected by learning disabilities.

The framework outlines what they need to learn to successfully enable people with learning disability to reach their fullest potential and live meaningful lives.


What does the framework cover?

The framework covers nineteen different topic areas that are important to people with a learning disability. It outlines the desired learning outcomes for each topic and gives links to key references and documents that will help with planning training or curriculum content.

How can OCN London help you to deliver the framework?

OCN London has qualifications that meet the needs of several of the subject areas in the framework:

Subject 1: Learning Disability Awareness

Subject 13: Supporting people (children, young people and adults) with a learning disability and a mental health condition

Subject 11: Supporting people (children, young people and adults) with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD)

OCN London is the only awarding organisation to offer the qualifications recommended in this subject area.

Subject 15: Supporting older people with learning disabilities

For more information about these qualifications, please contact one of our Curriculum Development Managers:

Ursula Larabi on u.larabi@ocnlondon.org.uk or Sandra Lynch on s.lynch@ocnlondon.org.uk





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