Distance Learning course: Adults with learning disabilities

The University of Stirling runs an open learning course, which can be completed by part time study, and leads to a  Certificate in “Adults with learning disabilities who have significant and complex needs”. This is at Post Graduate level, and is accredited at 60 postgraduate points (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework level 11). People successfully completing the Certificate course may go on to study for the Diploma in Adults with learning disabilities who have significant and complex needs (one additional year) and the Masters level qualification (two additional years).

You will receive module materials, which are text based, and these will be supported by Internet resources. You normally require a degree or a professional nursing/social work/teaching qualification to be considered for a place on the course. In some cases applicants with substantial relevant work experience in a cognate discipline, together with at least three years practical experience in the field will be considered, especially if they are working in supervisory or professional positions. The course is designed for staff employed in the field of learning disabilities, and you will be required to have the approval of your employer.

There are six modules, from which you must choose four. Each of the modules listed below is rated at 15 Post Graduate points. Completion of the four modules will lead to the award of the Post Graduate Certificate

  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Mental Health
  • Offenders with Learning Disabilities and Forensic Issues
  • Vulnerability, Victimisation and Abuse
  • Older People with Learning Disabilities
  • Profound and Multiple Disabilities

For more information on this distance learning course please visit the website.

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