Foundation Certificate in Deafblindness

This is a comprehensive introduction to age acquired deafblindess developed exclusively for HI+VISUK.

This course is aimed at anyone who wishes to understand about deafblindness. For those new to this condition which affects a large number of older people, in a population that is living longer, this training will provide an invaluable foundation of knowledge and skills. It will also raise an important self-awareness, enabling people to spot the signs and take action when their own sight and hearing worsens when they get older.

The foundation course is an excellent gateway qualification for anyone looking to undertake further training in deafblindness and age acquired dual sensory loss.

The Foundation Certificate introduces the Care Act 2014, Guidance and Regulations enabling participants to be up to date in their understanding of the legal context around care in England.

Learning Outcomes

The learner will be able to:

  • Impact on older people

    Understand the impacts of acquired deafblindness on an older person and those around them.

  • Communication challenges

    Understand means and tactics to ensure successful communication with an acquired deafblind person.

  • Daily Living

    Understand barriers and solutions including a range of aids to daily living available to support a deafblind person.

  • Recognise the Signs

    Recognise the signs that would indicate that a person may have acquired deafblindness due to ageing.

  • Statutory Background

    Understand the statutory guidance and how this is being changed as the Care Act 2014 becomes more fully embedded and developed across England.

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“As part of a national service it was brilliant to do this training with my colleagues from other parts of the UK. Now we have the same knowledge.”

“Great to add such useful, practical knowledge to what I already know. Invaluable to be able to have some of my team with me too.”