Learning Disability Week: No barriers to learning at Ajuda Training Academy.

Ajuda are dedicated to providing opportunities to as many individuals as possible, and are always interested in ways we can help more people gain vital skills and knowledge. Learning Disability Week is taking place from 17th-23rd June, and we are proud to provide opportunities to many different learners with a range of skills and abilities.

Learning disabilities charity Mencap conducted a survey of 300 18-35 year olds with learning disabilities, and the survey discovered that “49% would like to spend more time outside their house”, while “18% feel alone and cut off from other people”.

It is important that everyone feels they have the opportunity to meet new people and engage in new activities, which is why Ajuda aim to ensure there are no barriers to people wanting access to learning. We always strive to make our training inclusive and accessible for as many people as possible.

There are many ways we support learners with disabilities and limitations, in both our local training and online courses, which we offer in a huge range of subjects. If you are unsure whether our course would be suitable for a certain individual, please get in touch where our friendly team will do our very best to find a solution.

Some of the ways we can support learners…..

  • For people who struggle with sight, or with learning disabilities such as dyslexia and other reading related issues, we can provide a reader on-site to help the learner through any quizzes or exams that may be required as part of their course.
  • Similarly, if you struggle to read small print we can arrange to have our exam papers and resources supplied to you in larger print.
  • Many of our courses are practical and taught with a different approach to simply sitting down and writing out facts and figures. If your mind is suited to a more practical and active style of learning, our team will be happy to advise you of a suitable course.
  • We have recently taught a course in British Sign Language, and can offer many of our other courses including First Aid and Mental Health First Aid with the help of a BSL interpreter.
  • If booked for 12 or more people, we can provide training for a group wherever they feel comfortable, which can be ideal for individuals with many varieties of mobility, social or mental disabilities.

Last year, Ajuda became part of the Remploy Community Partner Network, and now work closely with Remploy, a leading provider of specialist employment and skills support for disabled people and those with health conditions.  

If you have any similar schemes or events that you feel Ajuda would be suited to, please let us know!

If you would like to learn more about learning disabilities, we have an online Learning Disability Awareness course available which provides an overview of some of the common types and causes of learning disabilities and how they affect people. The course also touches on how to adopt a person-centred approach, and ways to break down the stigma around learning disabilities.

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