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Understanding Autism

Whether you are looking to progress your career; have a family member, friend or colleague with autism; or would just like to increase your knowledge and help raise awareness, this qualification is perfect for you.

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Fully-funded via the UK Government in the form of the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

  • Free online course

    Fully-funded

  • Course duration

    20 weeks average course length

  • Support

    Expert tutor support available

  • Learning Method

    Online learning materials with online assessment

  • Awarding body

    NCFE or TQUK depending on location and training provider

Overview of Certificate in Understanding Autism

Qualification aims

Interested in working in the health and social care or education sector? This health and social care level 3 course is ideal if you wish to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of autism which would support your progression into employment in the health and social care or education sector.

Today, over 700,000 people in the UK are autistic, meaning that 2.8m people have a relative on the autism spectrum. The condition affects people of all ages and while it is incurable, the right support at the right time can make an enormous difference to people’s lives.

Upon completion of this course, you could progress on to one of our other health and social care level 3 courses, such as the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health.

Course units

To gain this qualification, learners must achieve the 6 mandatory units.

In this unit, you will cover the historical context of autism, the diagnosis and characteristics of autism, the legislative framework applicable to autism, and how autism is represented in society.

 

This unit covers behaviour within the context of autism and how to promote an autism-friendly environment. You will also learn about how to promote individual positive behavioural support and the interventions that are used in behavioural support.

 

In this unit, you will learn about how transitions can affect people with autism, how to support young people with autism to make the transition into adulthood, and how to support individuals with autism into employment.

 

This unit covers the range of therapeutic interventions available to individuals with autism. You will also learn about the services available to individuals with autism and their families, and co-occurring conditions and their treatments.

 

In this unit, you will learn about the differences in social interactions and communications associated with autism, how communication can be adapted to support positive interactions and communication with individuals with autism, and a range of strategies and aids used to support communication and social interaction for individuals with autism.

 

In the final unit of this course, you will learn how to raise concerns about potential or actual harm, abuse or exploitation, how to support the health, safety and well-being of individuals, how the legislative framework safeguards children, young people and adults with autism, and about how and when restrictive practices might be used within legal guidelines.

 

Get certified

Gain a nationally recognised level 3 accredited certificate.

Qualification benefits

88% of our learners say our courses have equipped them with vital skills to help them progress in their working life.

Build up enough knowledge, skills and confidence to transition into a new career.

Level 3 qualifications are nationally recognised and accredited, giving you the foundations to improve your job prospects.

Eligibility

Been in the UK or EU for three years for purposes other than study.

19+ at the start of the academic year.

  • Not on an apprenticeship.
  • Not completed any part of the course before.
  • 19-23-year-olds must have a level 2 or higher prior to attainment.

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