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Module 2 - Supporting Adults with a Learning Disability and Dementia.

Module 2: Supporting Adults with a Learning Disability and Dementia (a City & Guilds Assured programme).

Duration: One and a half days (Workshop 1 - 9.30am to 4pm.  Workshop 2 (online) - 9.30 to 1pm)

Next dates:  No dates currently advertised

If you would like us to run this programme within your organisation, please email your request to estiacentre@slam.nhs.uk


  • To provide participants with an understanding of dementia and how to support adults with a learning disability who have dementia.

Target Audience

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Target Audience

  • Support Workers, Personal Assistants, Day Centre Workers, Junior Line Managers.
  • Anyone who provides support for adults with a learning disability, especially older adults.
  • More experienced staff who support adults with learning disabilities and autism who are looking to develop their knowledge and skills into more advanced and specialist areas.
  • Those with a good understanding of supporting adults with a learning disability or have completed our Module 1 course ‘Introduction to Supporting with Adults with a Learning Disability’.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be able to identify signs and symptoms of dementia in adults with a learning disability.
  • Know how to support adults with a learning disability and dementia to access services.
  • Understand what happens during the assessment process and how to support the person through this.
  • Be able to assess an environment and make suggestions on how it can be made more dementia friendly
  • Understand and use the Quality Outcomes Measure tool for people with dementia
  • Plan and implement strategies to improve quality outcomes for people with dementia and plan future support strategies.
  • Know how to work with teams to assess outcomes and improve quality of support through the stages of dementia.

Content: Workshop 1

  • What is dementia?
  • Signs and symptoms of dementia.
  • Different types of dementia.
  • Assessment and intervention.
  • Supporting adults with dementia.
  • How and when to access other health and social care support services.
  • Implement a plan to improve how you support someone with a learning disability and dementia.


Content: Workshop 2

  • Review of workshop 1, action plans and pre-workshop environment assessment activity.
  • Questions relating to supporting people with learning disabilities and dementia.
  • Quality Outcomes Measure for Individuals with dementia (QOMID).
  • Refection on experience and impact of this training.

The course was very informative and interactive and is a must do course for anyone wanting to help support people with dementia and learning disabilities.  It will give you a solid understanding of their their needs and help you understand things from their perspective. The use of videos made it more interesting to understand and I will deinfitely promote it to future participants.

City & Guilds Course Requirements

In addition to attending all workshops, participants  will be required to complete and submit all the following learning activities on Oracle, our virtual learning environment in order to successfully complete the course:

  1. Develop a self-identified action plan at the end of first workshop.
  2. Work towards achieving their action plan goal during the month before the final workshop.
  3. Complete and submit assigned workbook exercises before the final workshop.
  4. Complete and submit a reflective exercise at the end of the final workshop.


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On booking a place on this training programme, you will be directed to Estia Oracle, our new virtual learning environment where you can access workshop information, learning materials and resources.  If you would like to book multiple places for this course please email estiacentre@slam.nhs.uk 

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