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Down’s Syndrome Awareness Diploma Course

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  • 150 hours of study
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Down's Syndrome Awareness Diploma Course

What Will You Learn?

The Down's Syndrome Awareness Diploma Course provides an overview of the characteristics and causes of Down's syndrome, together with practical, up-to-date information about the challenges people with this diagnosis face throughout their lives. Individuals with this condition can lead fuller, healthier lives than was previously possible. This is partly thanks to the increased awareness and support structures that you will learn about in the course.

The Down’s Syndrome Awareness Diploma Course outlines the physical and mental characteristics of the condition and explains the causes, risk factors, medical complications that can occur, and how it is diagnosed.

You’ll learn how to support someone with Down’s Syndrome...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1 – What Is Down’s Syndrome?
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Characteristics of Down’s syndrome
  • Part 2: The causes of Down’s syndrome
  • Part 3: Why is it important to raise awareness of Down’s syndrome?
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2 – Screening, Genetic Testing, & Counselling
  • Part 1: What is meant by “genetic testing and counselling”?
  • Part 2: Who oversees these processes?
  • Part 3: What are the ethical issues surrounding screening, genetic testing, and genetic counselling?
  • Part 4: Where do disability rights organisations stand on prenatal testing?
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3 – Parenting Babies & Young Children with Down’s Syndrome
  • Part 1: Anxiety about the future
  • Part 2: Explaining Down’s syndrome to a child’s siblings
  • Part 3: Early medical problems – detection and intervention
  • Part 4: Developmental delays
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4 – Helping A Child with Down’s Syndrome Realise Their Full Potential
  • Part 1: How do children with Down’s syndrome change and develop?
  • Part 2: Taking a balanced view of a child’s capabilities
  • Part 3: Understanding and handling challenging behaviour
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5 – Adolescents with Down’s Syndrome
  • Part 1: Challenges facing teenagers with Down’s syndrome
  • Part 2: Self-esteem during adolescence
  • Part 3: Sexual relationships and contraception
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6 – Medical Problems Associated with Down’s Syndrome
  • Part 1: Physical and Psychiatric health problems
  • Part 2: What are the most common physical health problems seen in people with Down’s syndrome?
  • Part 3: Infertility
  • Part 4: Dental issues
  • Part 5: Psychiatric conditions
  • Part 6: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7 – Down’s Syndrome & Education
  • Part 1: Education
  • Part 2: Education, Health and Care Plans
  • Part 3: Making the transition from home to nursery or preschool
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8 – Down’s Syndrome & Employment
  • Part 1: Employment
  • Part 2: How do people with Down’s syndrome benefit from paid work?
  • Part 3: What legislation is in place to protect the rights and interests of people with Down’s syndrome within the workplace?
  • Part 4: How do people with Down’s syndrome work best?
  • Part 5: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9 – Supported Living Options for People With Down’s Syndrome
  • Part 1: How might someone with Down’s syndrome choose to live their life?
  • Part 2: Collective ownership – A new approach
  • Part 3: Support professionals
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10 – Care of Older Adults With Down’s Syndrome
  • Part 1: Physical health conditions in old age
  • Part 2: Alzheimer’s disease in Down’s syndrome
  • Part 3: Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Conclusion
Down's Syndrome Awareness Diploma Course

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Down’s Syndrome Awareness Diploma Course is designed for anyone interested in disability provision, especially those who live and work with those in this group, as educators, parents, health professionals or carers.

As one of the aforementioned, you are in a position to make life-changing decisions for someone within your care. This course will give you the tools you need to understand the kind of support required by an individual with Down’s syndrome, at various stages of their life, and how to acquire it.

Accreditations

The Down's Syndrome Awareness Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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