down syndrome – an introduction


For anyone supporting individuals with Down Syndrome.

why attend?

This course will provide participants with a sound overview of the basic characteristics of Down Syndrome and an outline of how to work positively alongside people with this condition.

It will explore:

  • What is Down syndrome?
  • How Down syndrome occurs
  • Risk factors
  • Diagnosis
  • Common recognisable physical features
  • The typical physical, learning and social development of people with Down syndrome
  • Common medical conditions which are highly prevalent in people with Down syndrome
  • The impact of physical care issues on the individuals care and support
  • Challenges faced by people with Down syndrome and how these can be overcome
  • The ageing process and it’s impact on people with Down syndrome, including dementia


Full day

meeting standards

CARE CERTIFICATE In particular, aims to help meet the knowledge required to meet outcomes of standards: 5 & 9

FUNDAMENTAL STANDARDS (CQC) In particular the course will enable the provider to help staff from the service demonstrate training has taken place around: Regulations 9 & 10

CARE ACT 2014 GUIDANCE More specifically enables providers and their staff to understand their duties under sections 1 & 10 of the Act (and their subsections)

MENTAL CAPACITY ACT 2005 – this subject area is woven into presentation and discussion as required during course delivery.

Please note: As far as reasonably possible we have indicated the standards covered.

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