Help make the world a little more autism friendly
Millions are unfamiliar with what life looks like for adults and children with ASD. Do your bit to make change in the lives of autistic people by understanding autism.
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The certificate is a record of achievement and your reward for completing a nationally recognised qualification.
The free online course takes on average 6 weeks to complete.
This is based on 4-5 hours of weekly study.
The free course is 100% online.
Learn from the security of your home, office or wherever you feel comfortable.
You will complete assessment questions based on the skills and knowledge you have gained from the manageable course units.
A tutor will be allocated who will support you throughout the free course and provide valuable feedback against your assessments.
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This free online understanding autism course provides a detailed understanding of what it’s like for an individual to live with autism.
You will gain a thorough introduction to autism, covering what is meant by ‘autism’. You will explore theories, and diagnosis and investigate support, communication, interaction, behaviour, and how you can help support healthy and fulfilled lives.
By spreading awareness and understanding, together we can make a difference.
Source: National Autistic Society
Your free course is split into manageable units.
This unit provides you with an introduction to autism, covering what is meant by ‘autism’, theories, and diagnosis.
You will also look at common misconceptions associated with autism and conditions that can co-occur with autism.
This unit covers using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism, incorporating the preferences and needs of the individual.
You will also look at legislation and guidance, and the support networks
available to individuals and their families.
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.
In this unit, you will gain an understanding of sensory processing, perception, and cognition in individuals with autism – including looking at hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity.
You will also consider how to support the sensory needs of individuals with autism.
Through this unit you will understand individuals’ behaviours in the context of autism.
You will also look at how to support positive behaviour and help individuals to develop coping strategies.
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.
You will also gain an understanding of what it’s like for an individual to live with autism.
In this section, you will learn about social and communication disorders, understanding that autism is a lifelong condition.
You will become familiar with theoretical models for identifying autism and learn about the characteristics displayed by different individuals with autism.
You will look at the guidelines for the diagnosis and why this can be difficult, including why some individuals may be reluctant to seek a diagnosis.
You will learn about conditions that can co-occur with autism and the difficulties they present.
You will consider the difficulties and discrimination that individuals with autism can face due to other people’s attitudes and lack of understanding and how the condition is sometimes misrepresented in the media
Social and communication disorders
Autism is a lifelong disability that affects how an individual communicates with, and relates to, other people. It also affects how they make sense of the world around them. The understanding of autism has improved since the 1940s, when it was first identified, and as more is learned about the condition, more interventions should become available.
There is no ‘cure’ for autism but there are many things that can be done to help individuals with autism…
This free course is brilliant for career progression and can open doors to many personal opportunities, but we believe it offers even more potential – the skills needed to make a genuine difference in the lives around you…
Receive an accredited certificate – your certificate is a record of achievement and your reward for completing the nationally recognised qualification.
We connect you with training providers that use the UK Government’s Adult Education Budget to fund this free online course.
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On completion, you will be fully enrolled and can complete your free course…
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We connect you with learning providers that use government funding, in the form of the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Adult Educational Budget (AEB).
Understanding autism is a level 2 qualification.
The qualification is accredited by TQUK and regulated by Ofqual.
All of our courses are accredited by UK government-recognised awarding bodies. These include NCFE CACHE and TQUK, with whom we work closely to ensure our existing courses, and all new ones, meet approved standards of excellence and are certified as such. NCFE CACHE and TQUK are national awarding organisations that design, develops and certifies nationally recognised qualifications and awards.
All qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and are the perfect way to boost any CV.
You can only take one course at a time but you can take up to 7 in one academic year.
No, there are no exams, all courses require you to complete assessment questions based on the knowledge you have just gained from the units.
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