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Certificate in Understanding Autism (FREE Distance Learning Course) - Level 2

Overview

The purpose of the qualification is to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

The term autism is used to include all autistic spectrum conditions, including Asperger syndrome.

Start dates and fees

This course is currently free for adults aged 19 and over, no matter what your current employment or benefits status is.

What will I study?

This course is made up of a series of mandatory units:

  • Best practice relating to autism
  • Living with autism
  • Signs, symptoms and diagnosis of autism
  • Sources of information, support, legislation and guidance relevant to autism

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however learners should have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

 

How long is the course?

Total time to achieve this qualification is 150 hours.

Guided learning hours for this qualification is 124. These hours are made up of all contact time, guidance or supervision of a tutor.

Directed learning hours for this qualification is approximately 26 hours over the cycle of the programme.

Learners are expected to study and do aspects of their assessment portfolio in their own time.

How will I be assessed?

The qualification is assessed by internally set and marked assessments subject to external quality assurance.

All learning outcomes and assessment criteria must be met to achieve a Pass – there is no grading.

What does the course lead to?

This course could lead to work as:

  • Teaching Assistant – up to £17,617
  • Art Therapist – up to £31,225
  • Occupational Therapist – up to £26,390

What can I progress onto?

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s Workforce (Early Years Education)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support
  • Level 3 Award in Supporting Children and Young People with Autism
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services

Careers

There isn't currently career information listed for this course.

How do I apply?

All you need to do is press the 'Sign up now' button below and fill in our online form.

We will then send you an electronic enrolment form to complete and return to us.

Once we have received your form, we'll send you details on how to access the online courses. It's that simple!

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Next steps

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