Down Syndrome Awareness training course

This Down Syndrome Awareness course equips health and social care workers, with knowledge and empathy to support individuals, as well as families impacted by the condition.

Within the realm of healthcare and social services, the landscape surrounding Down syndrome has undergone profound transformations over the last five decades. Therefore, it's crucial to acknowledge the remarkable changes in life expectancy for individuals with Down syndrome. Furthermore, these changes have been paralleled by an evolving understanding of the condition and its impact on both those diagnosed and their loved ones.

In addition to this, we will explore the dynamic facets of Down syndrome, let's explore its intricacies. As well as, how it shapes the lives of those it touches. Moreover, we'll address the evolving needs and challenges faced by individuals with Down syndrome as they age.

Through knowledge and empathy, our aim is to empower health and social care workers to provide informed, compassionate support to individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Together, we can foster a more inclusive and understanding society.

  • What is Down Syndrome?
  • Facts, Figures and Myths about Down Syndrome
  • Impact and Challenges of Down Syndrome
  • Person-centred Support for people with Down Syndrome
  • Skills, qualities and approaches
  • Supporting People with Down Syndrome
  • Assessing and Improving Support
  • Integration and interaction with society
This Downs Syndrome Awareness course is designed specifically for people who want to know more about Down syndrome. However, whilst it provides focus for people working in social care, it will also be useful to a wider audience of people who would like to know more about these topics.
This course will take 30 minutes to complete.

You can access this Health and Social Care online course as part of the Unlimited Care Package, which includes 130+ courses and certificates, on the Click eLearning platform. Starting from just £3, access unlimited learning in one simple subscription.

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Down Syndrome Awareness eLearning course - Grey Matter Learning

Aims of the Down Syndrome Awareness course

By the end of the training you will:

  • Understand the background to Down Syndrome and how common this condition is
  • Understand that people with Down Syndrome have the same rights, needs and dreams
  • Understand the characteristics of Down Syndrome
  • Understand the common strengths and challenges
  • Understand the common myths associated with Down Syndrome

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It is possibly the best course I have done. I work with a man with Down Syndrome and have been doing a lot of online research but this course far surpasses any other academic studies on the topic. I have strongly recommended the course to my training team. Thank you.

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These tools can help to make learning more inclusive and accessible for learners with visual or hearing impairments, as well as those who speak different languages. By incorporating Recite into our website and Click eLearning platform, we are able to provide our carers with a comprehensive and accessible training solution that helps to promote learning outcomes for all learners.