Childcare & Early Years Education

Certificate in Understanding Autism - N111

Off Site Flexible Level 2 Duration 12 weeks

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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.

Course Details

Unlike other learning programmes about autism, courses from our suite, like this one, aim to provide your employee with an in-depth understanding of supporting individuals with autism, how to support positive behaviour and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

Unit 1: Introduction to autism
In this unit, you will be introduced to the autistic spectrum, theories of autism and diagnosis. They will also explore common misconceptions associated with autism and conditions that can co-occur with autism.

Unit 2: Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
Within this unit, you will gain an understanding of a person-centred approach to supporting individuals with autism, legislation and guidance supporting the rights of individuals with autism, and the support networks available to individuals and their families.

Unit 3: Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism
This unit will explore the potential delays and difficulties in speech, language and social development sometimes faced by individuals with autism. Your employee will also learn about methods and strategies that could be used when communicating with an individual with autism.

Unit 4: Sensory processing, perception, and cognition in individuals with autism
In this unit, you will gain an understanding of sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism, and how to support their sensory needs.

Unit 5: Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism
Within this unit, you will understand individuals' behaviour in the context of autism, as well as how to support positive behaviour and help individuals to develop coping strategies.

Unit 6: Supporting individuals with autism to live health and fulfilled lives
This unit will cover how to support individuals through life events and times of transition, including how to maintain their personal safety, and how to access services, facilities, and employment opportunities.

Entry Guidelines
  • Minimum of English Functional Skills level 1 or GCSE Grade D/3 or above
  • Equipment Required
  • As this course is all online you will require a device to access the internet and online learning and complete assessments.
  • Assessment Method

    You will complete online assessments. Assessments must be completed in the agreed timescale and submitted to the assessor who will then provide feedback, advice and guidance. All assessments must be completed within 12 weeks.

    Additional Information
    • You will be provided with an assessor who will guide you and provide feedback on your work
    • Students who are successful in learning online are Self disciplined Self motivated Prepared Have good time management skills
    Where can I progress to?
    Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

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    Dates are available throughout the year

    REF N111O001

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    This course is full. By applying you will be placed on a waiting list.

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    Fee : £249.00

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 22/23.

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