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Short Breaks for Disabled Children

Course Overview

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On average this
course contributes
2-3 hours
towards your CPD

There are lots of different people in various work places where disabled children and young people could have a short break, for example, librarians, sport staff, scout/guide leaders, and play workers. It is important that all those involved have the knowledge and skills required to provide the appropriate support and help ensure that a high quality experience is had by parents, carers, and children.

As a result, this e-learning module has been designed to provide the learner with an increased understanding of the role of the short break worker including the tasks and responsibilities involved when providing support for disabled children enjoying a short break.

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Recognise the importance of developing your disability awareness
  • Recognise the skills required to support disabled children experiencing a short break
  • Recognise what might be required to keep different disabled children and young people safe and healthy
  • Recognise the value of effective communication in its broadest terms
  • Recognise the importance of communication with parents and careers
  • Recognise that all children are different, including disabled children and young people
  • Recognise the short break workers responsibility for safeguarding disabled children
  • Outline opportunities for personal development

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Objectives
  • What are Short Breaks for Disabled Children?
  • Making a Positive Difference
  • Types of Short Breaks
  • Providing a Safe Environment
  • Effective Communication
  • People's Attitudes to Disabled Children and their Transition to Adulthood

Target Audience

This module is aimed at short break workers, or individuals who work in settings where disabled children and young people may have a short break. The module is also suitable for individuals who are considering becoming a short breaker worker and want to learn more about what the role involves.


With approximately 75 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 2 - 3 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

Will be able to direct my staff to use this learning opportunity
24/03/2016 PG
I liked the use of graphics to present layered information
14/01/2016 SA
Easy to use & understand. Very visual & interactive.
29/10/2015 JM
Very easy to read and follow
07/09/2015 JH
I liked the audio element to the course as I am an auditory learner this was great
25/08/2015 TK
I liked the clear and concise information window style
CC 29/12/2014
So easy to use and can do it in your own time
CS 24/07/2013

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943 885089.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

Alternatively; if you have a specific question or concern why not contact us directly ?


This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 2-3 hours.

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