Activity 9: Learning tasks

Activity 9 is defined in regulations as -

Learning tasks.

Activity 9 assesses the ability to learn and retain information in order to be able to carry out a simple task, such as setting an alarm clock. 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.


The descriptor relating to Activity 9 is -

Cannot learn how to complete a simple task, such as setting an alarm clock, due to cognitive impairment or mental disorder.


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

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