Health and Social Care

CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (QFC) in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (QCF)

This programme has been designed for individuals who want to support individuals with learning disabilities. The course is aimed at:

• employment support workers, dementia care advisors and palliative care professionals who want to improve their service to meet other people’s needs,

• employers with knowledge about social care, who are new to learning disability services,

• workers in learning disability services wishing to undertake a shorter CPD qualification,

• individuals performing in community and volunteering roles who want more information so that they can progress towards providing higher-quality care services to individuals with learning disabilities. This qualification provides the chance for contextualised Continuing Professional Development for those who possess relevant experience in social care and aim at developing and enhancing their knowledge and skills required to support individuals with learning disabilities, as well as for the provision of the highest quality person-centred support. It helps to develop the following skills and competencies:

• the extensive knowledge required in support to the individuals with learning disabilities,

• an enhanced understanding of the principles and practice of person-centred thinking, planning and reviews,

• the ability to demonstrate knowledge how to identify challenges that may be faced in implementing person-centred thinking, planning and reviews in own work,

• the capacity to meet the communication and language needs, wishes and preferences of individuals with learning disabilities,

• the ability and confidence to overcome potential communication barriers that can be faced in work situations,

• knowledge of principles and practices relating to health and social care.

Course Details
  • Qualification number (QN): 600/4216/3
  • Credit value: 23
  • QFC level: 3


  • Learners aged at least 16.

Mandatory Group A:

  • LD 201 – K/601/5315 – Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • LD 302 – A/601/7215 – Support person-centred thinking and planning
  • SHC 31 – J/601/1434 – Promote communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
  • Optional Group B:

    • LD 206 – H/601/5703 – Principles of supporting an individual to maintain personal hygiene
    • LD 206 – C K/601/9963 – Support individuals to maintain personal hygiene
    • LD 303 – D/601/7353 – Promote active support
    • LD 305 – J/601/6293 – Understand positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities
    • LD Op 307 – A/601/6274 – Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability regarding sexualityand sexual health
    • LD 308 – J/601/8657 – Support individuals with a learning disability to access healthcare
    • LD 310 – T/601/5317 – Understand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions
    • LD 311C – F/602/0049 – Support young people with a disability to make the transition into adulthood
    • LD 311K – M/601/7227 – Principles of supporting young people with a disability to make the transition into adulthood
    • LD 312 – K/601/7047 – Support parents with disabilities
    • LD Op 314C – J/602/0053 – Support individuals with self-directed support
    • LD 314K – M/601/7048 – Principles of self-directed support
    • ADV 301 – M/502/3146 – Purpose and principles of independent advocacy
    • ADV 302 – T/502/3147 – Providing independent advocacy support
    • ADV 303 – A/502/3148 – Maintaining the independent advocacy relationship
    • CMH 301 – F/602/0097 – Understand mental well-being and mental health promotion
    • CMH 302 – J/602/0103 – Understand mental health problems
    • DEM 301 – J/601/3538 – Understand the process and experience of dementia

    Optional Group B (Continue):

    • DEM 310 – Y/601/3544 – Understand the diversity of individuals with dementia and the importance of inclusion
    • HSC 3003 – L/601/8028 – Provide support to maintain and develop skills for everyday life
    • HSC 3004 – L/601/8644 – Facilitate learning and development activities to meet individual needs and preferences
    • HSC 3012 – M/601/9611 – Prepare to support individuals within a shared lives arrangement
    • HSC 3013 – F/601/7927 – Support individuals to access and use services and facilities
    • HSC 3014 – J/601/9601 – Provide support for individuals within a shared lives arrangement
    • HSC 3019 – R/601/8578 – Support individuals in their relationships
    • HSC 3023 – D/601/7904 – Support individuals to manage their finances
    • HSC 3027 – K/601/7906 – Support individuals to access housing and accommodation services
    • HSC 3029 – T/601/8282 – Support individuals with specific communication needs
    • HSC 3033 – M/601/7907 – Support individuals during a period of change
    • HSC 3034 – T/601/7908 – Support individuals to prepare for and settle in to new home environments
    • HSC 3038 – H/601/8147 – Work in partnership with families to support individuals
    • HSC 3045 – F/601/3764 – Promote positive behaviour
    • HSC 3056 – K/601/9185 – Support families in maintaining relationships in their wider social structures
    • HSC 3058 – L/601/9034 – Enable individuals with behavioural difficulties to develop strategies to change their behaviour
    • HSC 3065 – T/601/9738 – Implement the positive behavioural support model
    • HSC 3066 – L/601/9549 – Support positive risk taking for individuals
    • PD OP 3.1 – J/601/6150 Understand physical disability
    • PD OP 3.5 – D/601/5750 – Support families who have a child with a disability
    • SS MU 3.1 – M/601/3467 – Understand sensory loss
    • SS OP 3.1 – F/601/3473 – Understand models of disability
    • SS OP 3.3 – A/601/5190 – Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities
    • SS OP 3.4 – J/601/3541 – Support individuals in the use of assistive technology
    • SS OP 3.7 – H/601/3546 – Support individuals to access education, training or employment
    • SS OP 3.8 – R/601/5180 – Enable individuals to negotiate environments

    • Internal assessment of all units. Assessment is carried out by written assignments, direct observation of practice, professional discussion, learners’ own plans and written records, witness evidence when directed by the sector skills assessment strategy, reflection on own practice in real work settings, tasks set by CACHE. The additional assessment is carried out in accordance with the Skills and Care and Development QCF Assessment Strategy.

    Upon the completion of the course, the students will:

    • Develop relevant skills which are requisite in the job roles involving support to individuals with learning disabilities, as well as other roles involving contact with individuals, such as in health, care, education, leisure, housing, libraries, employment, and probation.

    • Know how to promote communication with individuals with learning disabilities.

    • Demonstrate an extensive knowledge on the ways promote positive attitudes towards individuals with learning disabilities and their family carers.



    CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services (England) (QCF)

    The CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People’s Services programme has been designed particularly for:

    • Assistant Managers and Deputy Managers whose roles are associated with domiciliary health services provided to children, young adults and adults,

    • senior practitioners who would like to advance their carers but wish to remain active practitioners within the management framework. The individuals who hold this qualification  can advance their carers or further their academic development to a degree level in a related discipline. Students need to secure a practical or a voluntary work placement to demonstrate the requisite knowledge and the following:

    • the essential skills and knowledge necessary to manage practice and lead others in adult health and social care provision or in children and young people’s services,

    • the ability to manage successfully in a variety of situations related to both physical and emotional care of individuals who need support,

    • an enhanced knowledge of health care procedures that are applied in domiciliary care and residential care homes.

    Course Details
    • Qualification number (QN): 600/0587/7
    • Credit value: 80
    • QFC level: 5


    • Minimum age of 19
    • Learners are expected to possess comparable work or volunteering experience, as they need to demonstrate competence in both knowledge and skills.

    Group A – Shared Core & Mandatory (5 units, 20 credits)

    • SHC 51 – F/602/2335 – Use and develop systems that promote communication
    • SHC 52 – L/602/2578 – Promote professional development
    • SHC 53 – Y/602/3183 – Champion equality, diversity and inclusion
    • M1 – K/602/3172 – Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
    • M2c – A/602/3189 – Work in partnership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
    • Group F – Adults’ Management Pathway Mandatory Units (7 units, 33 credits)

      • M3 – M/602/2850 – Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals
      • P1 – R/602/2856 – Safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults
      • LD 303 – D/601/7353 – Promote active support
      • LD 305 – J/601/6293 – Understand positive risk taking for individuals with disabilities
      • P5 – Y/602/2860 – Understand safeguarding of children and young people (for those working in the adult sector)
      • HSCM1 – D/602/2844 – Lead person-centred practice
      • LM1c – H/602/3171 – Lead and manage a team within a health and social care or children and young people’s setting
      • LM2c – M/602/3187 – Develop professional supervision practice in health and socialcare or children and young people’s work settings
      • SS 5.1 – J/601/5242 – Assess the individual in a health and social care setting

      Group H Optional – Management units

      • O1 – J/602/2336 – Develop procedures and practice to respond to concerns and complaints
      • O16 – R/602/2338 – Recruitment and selection within health and social care or children and young people’s settings
      • O20c – Y/602/2339 – Facilitate the development of effective group practice in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
      • O30c – L/602/2547 – Facilitate coaching and mentoring of practitioners in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
      • O35 – T/602/2574 – Manage induction in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
      • O40 – F/602/2612 – Facilitate change in health and social care or children and young people’s setting
      • O41 – L/602/2743 – Manage an inter-professional team in a health and social care or children and young people’s setting
      • O42 – T/602/2753 – Manage finance within own area of responsibility in health and social care or children and young people’s setting
      • O43 – R/602/2758 – Manage quality in health and social care or children and young people’s setting
      • B1 – Y/600/9588 – Develop and evaluate operational plans for own area of responsibility
      • E8 – K/600/9711 – Manage physical resources

      Group I Optional – Knowledge Units (minimum 0 credits, maximum 6 credits)

      • M2a – T/602/3188 – Understand partnership working
      • LM1a – D/602/3170 – Understand how to manage a team
      • LM2a – H/602/3185 – Understanding professional supervision practice
      • DEM – 301 J/601/ 3538 – Understand the process and experience of dementia
      • PD OP 3.1 – J/601/6150 – Understand physical disability
      • PD OP 3.3 – Y/601/6167 – Understand the impact of acquired brain injury on individuals
      • SS MU 3.1 – M/601/3467 – Understand sensory loss
      • LD OP 307 – A/601/6274 – Principles of supporting individuals with a learning disability regarding sexuality and sexual health

      Group J – Options

      • O3 – L/602/2337 – Manage domiciliary services
      • O4 -F/602/2853 – Lead the management of transitions
      • O32 – K/602/2572 – Barred combination with HSC 3065
      • CCLD OP 5.12 – K/602/3074 – Develop provision for family support
      • CCLD OP 5.13 – M/602/2380 – Lead support for disabled children and young people and their carers
      • OP 5.25 – J/602/3499 – Undertake a research project within services for health and social care or children and young people
      • LD OP 503 – H/601/7354 – Lead active support
      • LD OP 504 – K/601/7355 – Active support: Lead interactive training
      • LD 509 – J/601/5645 – Promote access to healthcare for individuals with learning disabilities
      • LD 510 – A/601/5318 – Promote good practice in the support of individuals with autistic spectrum conditions
      • PD OP 3.4 – M/601/5817 – Support families who are affected by acquired brain injury
      • PD OP 3.5 – D/601/5750 – Support families who have a child with a disability
      • HSC 3007 – M/601/9494 – Support the development of community partnerships
      • HSC 3027 – K/601/7906 – Support individuals to access housing and accommodation services
      • HSC 3048 – T/601/9495 – Support individuals at the end of life
      • HSC 3057 – F/601/9029 – Work with families, carers and individuals during times of crisis
      • HSC 3065 – T/601/9738 – Barred combination with O32
      • SS OP 3.7 – H/601/3546 – Support individuals to access education, training or employment
      • SS 5.2 – M/601/5249 – Promote awareness of sensory loss
      • SS 5.3 – H/601/5250 – Support the use of assistive technology
      • SS 5.4 – K/601/5251 – Explore models of disability
      • SS 5.5 – M/601/5252 – Support individuals with sensory loss with communication
      • SS 5.6 – T/601/5253 – Support individuals with multiple conditions and/or disabilities
      • EYMP5 – T/600/9789 – Support children’s speech, language and communication
      • CYPOP 17 – F/600/9777 – Understand the needs of children and young people who are vulnerable and experiencing poverty and disadvantage
      • ADV 305 – F/502/3295 – Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy Barred combination with Advo 306, 307, 308, 309, 310
      • ADV 306 – J/502/3296 – Independent Mental Health Advocacy Barred combination with ADV 305, 307, 308, 309, 310
      • ADV 307 – L/502/3297 – Providing Independent Advocacy Management Barred combination with ADV 305, 306, 308, 309, 310
      • ADV 308 – R/502/3298 – Providing Independent Advocacy to Adults Barred combination with ADV 305, 306, 307, 309, 310
      • ADV 309 – Y/502/3299 – Independent Advocacy with Children and Young People Barred combination with ADV 305, 306, 307, 308, 310
      • ADV 310 – F/502/3300 – Providing Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy – Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Barred combination with ADV 305, 306, 307, 308, 309
      • ASM1 – M/601/0648 – Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists
      • ASM4 – D/501/0585 – Identify and act upon immediate risk of danger to substance misuses
      • LM 507 – F/504/2218 – Understand professional management and leadership in health and social care or children and young people’s settings
      • LM 501 – T/504/2197 – Professional practice in health and social care for adults or children and young people
      • LM 502 – A/504/2198 – Develop, maintain and use records and reports
      • IC 04 – K/504/2200 – Contribute to the support of infection prevention and control in social care
      • CCLD OP 5.12 – K/602/3074 – Develop provision for family support
      • HSC 3067 – T/504/2202 – Support individuals to stay safe from harm or abuse
      • HSC 3068 – F/504/2204 – Provide support to children or young people who have experienced harm or abuse
      • HSC 3069 – J/504/2205 – Provide support to adults who have experienced harm or abuse
      • CYPOP 47 – L/504/2206 – Support the development of positive behaviour in children
      • IC 301 – R/504/2207 – Supporting infection prevention and control in social care
      • IC 501 – Y/504/2208 – Lead and manage infection prevention and control within the work setting
      • DEM 501 – D/504/2212 – Lead and manage practice in dementia care
      • LM 503 – H/504/2213 – Lead practice which supports individuals to take positive risks
      • HSC 3070 – T/504/2216 – Assess the needs of carers and families
      • LM 504 – A/504/2217 – Lead practice in assessing and planning for the needs of families and carers
      • LM 508 – J/504/2219 – Appraise staff performance
      • LM 509 – R/504/2224 – Support people who are providing homes to individuals
      • HSC 3071 – D/504/2226 – Support individuals to be part of a community
      • LM 510 – M/504/2232 – Manage disciplinary processes in health and social care or children and young people’s settings  
      • LM 505 – J/504/2236 – Manage business redesign in health and social care or children or young people’s services
      • HSC 3073 – Y/504/2239 – Provide information about health and social care or children and young people’s services
      • HSC 3072 – D/504/2243 – Understand the factors affecting older people

      • Assessed internally in a range of methods, i.e. a portfolio of evidence, written assignments, direct observation, and/or Expert Witness evidence.

      Upon the completion of the course, learners will possess the abilities to:

      • Develop health and safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices in health and social care or children and young people’s settings.

      • Evaluate and improve the health, safety and risk management policies, procedures and practices within the work setting.

      • Introduce strategies and methods needed to overcome potential communication barriers.

      • Use different means of communication to meet various needs.

      • Enhance communication systems to support partnership working.

      • Use systems for effective information management.

      • Manage health and social care practice to ensure positive outcomes for individuals.