There are lots of different people in various work places where disabled children and young people could have a short break, for example, librarians, sport staff, scout/guide leaders, and play workers. It is important that all those involved have the knowledge and skills required to provide the appropriate support and help ensure that a high quality experience is had by parents, carers, and children.
As a result, this e-learning course has been designed to provide the learner with an increased understanding of the role of the short break worker including the tasks and responsibilities involved when providing support for disabled children enjoying a short break.
On completion of this Virtual College course learners will be able to:
- Recognise the importance of developing your disability awareness
- Recognise the skills required to support disabled children experiencing a short break
- Recognise what might be required to keep different disabled children and young people safe and healthy
- Recognise the value of effective communication in its broadest terms
- Recognise the importance of communication with parents and careers
- Recognise that all children are different, including disabled children and young people
- Recognise the short break workers responsibility for safeguarding disabled children
- Outline opportunities for personal development
Areas covered include:
- Welcome and Learning Objectives
- What are Short Breaks for Disabled Children?
- Making a Positive Difference
- Types of Short Breaks
- Providing a Safe Environment
- Effective Communication
- People’s Attitudes to Disabled Children and their Transition to Adulthood
The content of this Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
On completion of this course you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate.
Approximately 2 - 3 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
This course is aimed at short break workers, or individuals who work in settings where disabled children and young people may have a short break. The course is also suitable for individuals who are considering becoming a short breaker worker and want to learn more about what the role involves.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.