Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting People with a Learning Disability has been UPDATED

This is an update of the original ‘Learning Disabilities Core Skills Education and Training Framework’ previously published in 2016. This updated framework was jointly commissioned by Health Education England and NHS England (Learning Disability Programme). Project delivery was led by Skills for Health. The framework review and development was guided by a steering group representing key stakeholders, including British Institute of Learning Disabilities, Care England, Health Education England, Mencap, NHS England, Skills for Care, Skills for Health and VODG (Voluntary Organisations Disability Group).

What is the purpose of the framework?

This framework describes what is required for supporting people with a learning disability in a range of settings, from those who need a general awareness of learning disability, to the skills, knowledge and behaviours required of those who are experts and lead services for people with a learning disability.

Further information

The full framework and an easy read version are available at:


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