Understanding Autism - Level 2
Autism is a condition which presents itself as a wide spectrum of disorders, and is prevalent through the UK. People who have autistic spectrum disorders can be affected differently, with cases ranging from mild to severe. Throughout this qualification, you will gain an understanding of the spectrum of autistic disorders and how they can affect people in a variety of ways, as well as exploring the importance of using a person-centred approach to provide support. You will also understand how to use appropriate communication skills and positive behaviour to encourage individuals with autistic spectrum conditions to live fulfilling and independent lives.
Who is it suitable for?
This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop their understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals to live healthy and fulfilled lives. The course will benefit anyone working, or looking to work, with individuals who have an autistic spectrum condition.
What will you learn
This course is split into six manageable units:
• Unit 1: Introduction to autism
• Unit 2: Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
• Unit 3: Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism
• Unit 4: Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism
• Unit 5: Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism
• Unit 6: Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives
Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. We ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal Tutor.
Online learning features include:
• Exciting and engaging content
• Interactivity – featuring videos and games to enhance learning
• Virtual tutors who offer hints, tips and guidance throughout the course.
Your commitments as a learner
To achieve success on the course you will need to:
• Have sufficient time for self-study.
• Complete the course.
• Complete all the assessments.
Completion is expected within the academic year. Learners whose completion is delayed may be subject to an additional assessment fee.
Learners must complete an initial assessment before a place can be offered.
Support if you are registered unemployed, looking for a job or a better job – Route to Work
As part of your programme of learning, we will support you to develop the skills you need to get a job or a better job, such as CV writing, application forms, interviews and working in a team. Your tutor will discuss your individual learning and development needs to agree with you which of our Route to Work short courses will best suit your needs and enrol you on these modules.