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The expiry date of this unit is 31/07/2026.


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Level 3
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Qualification Grading Type


Grade Descriptors

  • GD2-Application of knowledge
  • GD7-Quality

Unit Learning Outcomes


Understand current debates and concepts within disability.

Disability could relate to physical or mental difficulties or learning difficulties.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1

    Outline legal definitions of disability.

  • 1.2

    Explain current attitudes related to a chosen disability and approaches taken to diagnose, treat or support the disability.


Understand the impact of disability.

Learners may choose to look at a disability related to a child or an adult.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Evaluate the potential impact of a specific disability on an individual and their family/carer(s), with reference to a case study.

    Consider both positive and negative impact.


Understand the primary function of social worker involvement with people who have a disability.

Learners may choose to use a child or an adult with a disability as the focus of their response.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1

    Explain the purpose of social work intervention for individuals who have a disability and their family/carer(s).

    Learners should refer to two individuals with different disabilities. One should be an adult and one should be a child.


Understand the diversity of support available for people who have a disability.

Learners must look at support available to a child and an adult with different disabilities.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1

    Analyse the diverse support provision which supports individuals with a specific disability and their family/carer(s).