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How we can help you

Staff at Choices Housing studying for a qualification

BILD can support you to get the health and social care qualifications through any one of our range of support options:

  • BILD Satellite Centres

  • The BILD Assessment Service


BILD Satellite Centres

This option puts organisations in control of the training and assessment for their workforce.

If your organisation would like to offer training and qualifications to your workforce supporting people with a learning disability, but is not a centre with an awarding organisation, you can choose to become a satellite centre with BILD.

Being a BILD Satellite centre allows you to remain in control of the training and assessment of your workforce.

As a BILD satellite centre, you will design and develop a training and assessment programme which meets the needs of your organisation. BILD will register your learners with the awarding organisation, provide quality assurance, access to external quality assurance and obtain certificates for successful learners.

BILD’s satellite centre service includes:

  • E-portfolio

  • Internal Quality assurance of learners portfolios

  • Two Development Days per year (including standardisation of assessment)

  • Annual Quality Assurance visit

  • Telephone and email support


The service is available for the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 and 3 Award in Supporting People with Learning Disabilities

  • Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Supporting People with Learning Disabilities

  • Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults with Learning Disabilities Pathway

  • Level 3 Award in Independent Advocacy

    Level 3 Certificate in Independent Advocacy

  • Level 3 Diploma in Independent Advocacy 


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The BILD Assessment Service

Short-term support for organisations to assess learners’ work and provide feedback to them.

If your organisation offers training and development to staff supporting people with learning disabilities or autism and you would like to offer them the opportunity to achieve units from a nationally recognised qualification in supporting people with learning disabilities, then the BILD assessment service can help you .

We can:

  • Register your learners with City & Guilds

  • Provide an online portfolio for learners saving time and costs.

  • Assess learners work and provide robust feedback.

  • Send for certificates of unit credit for learners who successfully complete the assessment activity


Why offer units of qualifications to your workforce?
Completion of an assessment enables staff to consolidate their learning from a training session and provides evidence of their achievement.

Learners are able to ‘collect’ units as part of a continuing professional development pathway or as part of a larger qualification such as the Level 2 Award in supporting individuals with learning disabilities.

Organisations can provide evidence to commissioners and regulators of their commitment to providing professional support to people with learning disabilities


How is the training delivered?
Training can be delivered to the learning outcomes of the unit by your in-house trainer, or it can be delivered by a BILD Training Associate-fully qualified and experienced in the field of learning disability and autism


How does the assessment service work?
Following their training, learners complete an assignment which assesses their learning

Learners upload their completed assignment into their online portfolio where it will be assessed by our qualified, experienced assessors.

Following successful completion and quality assurance, BILD will send you the City & Guilds certificates for your learners


Which units are available from BILD?
The assessment service is available for the following units: 

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Sample course outlines

Below are the content of two units:

Introduction to awareness of autistic spectrum conditions

This Level 2 unit provides learners with an introduction to autistic spectrum conditions. It covers:

  • The key areas where people with autistic spectrum conditions characteristically may have difficulty
  • The behaviours which can be shown by some individuals with autistic spectrum conditions
  • How to contribute to the support of people with autism
  • Communicating effectively with people with autism

The unit has a Credit Value of 2

It can be used as a stand-alone unit or as part of the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Award in supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • Level 2 Certificate in supporting individuals with learning disabilities
  • Level 2 Diploma in health and social care


Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities

This Level 2 unit covers:

  • Legislation and policies that support the human rights and inclusion of individuals with learning disabilities
  • The nature and characteristics of learning disability
  • Historical context of learning disability
  • Basic principles of advocacy, empowerment and active participation
  • How views and attitudes impact on the lives of people with learning disabilities
  • Promoting communication with people with learning disabilities


This unit has a credit value of 4


For more information please telephone the BILD Qualifications team on 0121 415 6970 or email qualifications@bild.org.uk.


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