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Module 2: Supporting the Physical Health Needs of Adults with a Learning Disability.

Module 2: Supporting the Physical Health Needs of Adults with a Learning Disability (a City & Guilds Assured programme).

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


  • To provide participants with knowledge and skills in effectively supporting people with a learning disability to address their physical health needs.

Target Audience

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Target Audience

  • For 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.
  • Support Workers, Personal Assistants, Day Centre Workers, Junior Line Managers.
  • Those with a good understanding of supporting adults with a learning disability or have completed our Module 1 ‘Introduction to Supporting Adults with a Learning Disability’ course.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand health inequalities for people with learning disabilities.
  • Understand specific health conditions commonly prevalent in people with a learning disability.
  • Be able to identify physical health warning signs.
  • Understand the importance of making reasonable adjustments to accommodate people's health needs.
  • Understand the importance of monitoring records.
  • Build confidence and competence in supporting people with their physical health needs.
  • Identify who you support is of higher risk and who should receive healthcare screening.
  • Conduct a baseline assessment of vital signs.
  • Be able to use the RESTORE2 mini to identify the soft signs of physical deterioration.
  • Be able to use the SBARD model to escalate and communicate concerns.

Content: Workshop 1

  • Learning Disability Mortality review.
  • Common physical health conditions and diagnosis.
  • Monitoring and screening.
  • Annual health checks.
  • Health Action Plans and Health Passports.
  • Community health support.
  • Reasonable adjustments.


Content: Workshop 2

  • The Restore2 mini
  • Recognising the soft signs of deterioration.
  • Knowing how to recognise the signs of sepsis
  • Using the SBARD (Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendation) model when communicating health needs.

A very well presented and concise course. I really enjoyed discussions and working through the case studies In fact, I enjoyed all the session and have acquired more knowledge and understanding in this area. Amazing training; thank you.

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 

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