Social Care | Special Needs

Award in Supporting Individuals with Disabilities

This course builds on existing knowledge and experience and is aimed at providing the student with advanced knowledge, skills and competences required to work and progress in the caring profession within the disability sector. The overall objectives of the Award are to engage students in learning that is relevant to their profession and to further develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes necessary for a successful career.

April 2024

Start Date

3 Months




Learning Works

Course Provider


See Below




In-Person | Online

Course Fees


What you'll learn

By the end of the course programme, students will be able to:

  • Understand the context of supporting individuals with disabilities
  • Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Understand the context of supporting skills for everyday life
  • Understand principles for supporting independence in the tasks of daily living
  • Understand the role that leisure activities play in a disability setting
  • Understand the role of learning and development activities in meeting the needs of a person with a disability
  • Understand the importance of reflection on, evaluation and improvement of personal and professional practice
  • Use effective communication and build relationships in disability support
  • Support individuals to identify and plan for leisure activities
  • Facilitate learning and development activities with individuals
  • Support individuals to manage their finances
  • Effective team and joint work in disability support
  • Raising awareness of disabilities
  • Promote communication in healthcare settings
  • Promote and implement health and safety in health and social care

Target Candidates

The Award is aimed at students who already possess a Level 3 qualification in health and social care or relevant experience and wish to develop their knowledge at a higher level to progress in their career towards focusing on supporting individuals with disabilities and challenging behaviours.


  • Learners need to satisfy the following criteria:
  • Ages 18 +
  • Be able to communicate both orally and written in the English Language
  • Hold a clean Police Conduct Certificate
  • Hold an MQF Level 3 qualification in Healthcare or equivalent or;
  • Have at least 1 year of practical work experience in a related position

Course Provider

Learning Works is accredited by the Malta Further and Higher Education Authority as a Further and Higher Education Institution (Licence no. 2009-TC-004). It offers courses in Management, Health and Social Care, Sport, Language Courses, Catering and Hospitality, and other areas.

Courses are tailored to a variety of students, both local and foreign and understand that flexibility is key.

Our mission is to provide high quality education and vocational training with the aim of helping learners identify educational and career goals, develop skills necessary to achieve intellectual and personal growth, excel in their studies or area of specialisation enabling them to ultimately secure quality employment, career advancement and to reach their maximum potential.

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