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Understanding Autism TQUK Level 2 Course

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Fully-funded via the UK Government 

There are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK

Help support as many autistic people and their families as possible by Understanding Autism.

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Course units

This qualification aims to develop your understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism covering the person-centred approach and influence of positive communication methods, how to support positive behaviour and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

Introduction to autism

This unit provides learners with an introduction to autism, covering what is meant by ‘autism’, theories, and diagnosis.

Learners will also look at common misconceptions associated with autism and conditions that can co-occur with autism.

Person-centred approach to support

This unit covers using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism, incorporating the preferences and needs of the individual.

Learners will also look at legislation and guidance, and the support networks
available to individuals and their families.

Communication and interaction

This unit covers the potential delays and difficulties in speech, language, and social development sometimes faced by individuals with autism.

It also covers methods and strategies that could be used when communicating with an individual with autism.

Sensory processing and perception

In this unit, learners will gain an understanding of sensory processing, perception, and cognition in individuals with autism – including looking at hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity.

Learners will also consider how to support the sensory needs of individuals with autism.

Supporting positive behaviour

Through this unit staff will understand individuals’ behaviours in the context of autism. They’ll also look at how to support positive behaviour and help individuals to develop coping strategies.

Healthy and fulfilled lives

This unit covers how to support individuals through transitions and life events, how to maintain their personal safety, and how to access services, facilities and employment opportunities.

Learners will also gain an understanding of what it’s like for an individual to live with autism.

Is it really free?

Simple answer – if you meet the eligibility criteria below, then yes! No card details, No trail periods! 

You’re probably wondering how it could be free?

Good question! We connect you with learning providers that use the government’s pots of money to fund these courses. 

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What our learners think about the course

Louise Foxall
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Incredibly easy to enrol. Allocated a tutor to assist if needed. Online coursework really easy to follow, with questions to evidence learning.
Stuart Smith
Stuart Smith
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Very well organised. Easy to use, and very good courses. Would highly recommend
Thomas Stanton
Thomas Stanton
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Well explained by the tutor. Good support available. Material easy to read and navigate. Website for assessments very straight forward.
Sam Bethel
Sam Bethel
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Everyone I spoke to have been lovely and super helpful!! Very quick and easy. Highly recommend!!
Christine Webb
Christine Webb
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Quickly set up and speedy dispatch of course materials meant I could start studying as soon as it was convenient.
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