Essential Skills in Learning Disabilities Simulation Course - January 2024

Welcome to Learning Disability: Essential Skills and Simulation Training (Virtual)


*Please note that this is a two Virtual day course*

Day 1: Monday 15th January 2024 09:30 to 16:30 delivered virtually

Day 2: Tuesday 16th January 2024 09:30-16:30 delivered virtually


This blended learning course is designed to enhance the skills of staff working within healthcare to improve the care provision for people with a learning disability. This course merges simulation scenarios with focused lecture sessions and workshops; where candidates can explore key issues surrounding LD with a range of clinical and non clinical experts. The two day course comprises of virtual lectures and workshops on day 1 and immersive simulation on day 2 

• For staff to develop the skills and knowledge to support patients and families living with a learning disability, in the context of the clinical setting.

• For staff to rehearse essential communication techniques to enhance practice in the care of patients with additional needs

• For staff to have a greater awareness and understanding of the importance of providing reasonable adjustments, in order to reduce health inequalities for people with learning disabilities.

• For staff to have an increased awareness of the challenges that people with learning disabilities face when accessing the hospital setting.

Course Outline:

The topics which will be covered in this course are:

  • Definitions of learning disability and reasonable adjustments
  • Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty
  • Behaviours of concerns
  • Delivering Inclusive Hospital Care
  • Communication toolkit building
  • Makaton
  • Application to clinical practice
  • Immersive conversational simulation

Who should apply

All patient facing clinical staff who look after patients with learning disabilities.


Free for internal staff

£300 for external staff, payment can be made online below or via invoice.


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