NOCN Level 3 Award in Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities
The NOCN suite of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities (QCF) qualifications have been developed in partnership with Skills for Care and Development. They are part of a suite of qualifications in supporting individuals with learning disabilities that have been developed to support government strategies to develop knowledge and understanding of how to support individuals with learning disabilities. They have also been developed to meet the changing needs of the sectors by offering greater flexibility to support employers in relation to the development of their personnel. Over recent years the learning disability sector has seen many changes and this will continue in order to meet the changing needs of people who have a learning disability. The drivers for these changes include: strong political and strategic directives in each of the UK countries the roll-out of the personalisation agenda and increased informed choice the move from a ‘gift’ to ‘rights’ model of service provision in care New Types of Working (NToW, Skills for Care) and emerging multidisciplinary health roles working across primary, acute and community boundaries (Skills for Health) and new ways to configure services that will optimise care and health care with a skilled, multidisciplinary and responsive workforce increasingly diverse nature of employers, including micro-employers and those working across traditional boundaries changes to registration, regulation requirements and policy drivers affecting practice.