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Activity 11: Learning tasks

Activity 11 is defined in regulations as - 

Learning tasks.

Activity 11 assesses the ability to learn and retain information in order to be able to carry out a task. The method of learning - visual demonstration, reading or verbal instruction - is not relevant but if the person needs to be shown how to do a task again they have not learned it.


Descriptors

The descriptors that relate to Activity 11 are - 

  1. Cannot learn how to complete a simple task, such as setting an alarm clock. 15 points
  2. Cannot learn anything beyond a simple task, such as setting an alarm clock. 9 points
  3. Cannot learn anything beyond a moderately complex task, such as the steps involved in operating a washing machine to clean clothes. 6 points
  4. None of the above applies. 0 points

Sources:

  • Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2008 (SI.No.794/2008) (applies to income-related and contributory ESA in a universal credit live service area).
  • Part 2 of Schedule 2 to the Employment and Support Allowance Regulations 2013 (SI.No.379/2013) (applies to contributory ESA in a universal credit full service area).
  • Part 2 of Schedule 6 to the Universal Credit Regulations 2013 (SI.No.376/2013) (applies to universal credit).

See also section 3.5.2 of the DWP’s Work Capability Assessment handbook: for healthcare professionals.


Case law

The Upper Tribunal is yet to publish any significant case law in relation to Activity 11.