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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course Location: Course Type:
Flexible 16 weeks Level 3 Distance Learning Distance Learning Skills & Qualifications Enrol

What’s it all about?

Over 700,000 people in the UK have autism, meaning that 2.8 million people have a relative on the autism spectrum. Lack of understanding of the condition makes individuals with autism and their families susceptible to isolation and mental health conditions. Therefore, it is crucial that those who work or want to work in the health and social care sector develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of autism. Not only will this help to give individuals with autism access to the support they need, but it will also contribute to dispelling the myths that exist about the condition.

This course will equip learners with a strong knowledge of autism, including how to support individuals with the condition, the relevant legislative framework, the therapeutic interventions available and safeguarding responsibilities.

Students wishing to undertake the certificate should be aged 19 or over. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ DL FREE *subject to eligibility checks There are no additional costs if you meet the eligibility criteria, which will be explained during enrolment.

You will be added to our Equal platform, where you will be able to access all the learning resources and assessments to complete. You will be allocated your own personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate your knowledge. Your personal tutor will then assess your work and provide you with constructive feedback for each unit. All of our award-winning learning resources are of the highest quality and are designed to be engaging and interactive to keep you focused on your learning at all times.

You should be able to work at a Level 1 in Functional Skills.

This is a 16 week course that requires your own time management for study. You will be given submission dates to keep you focused on the 16 week timeframe.

This course is ideal for learners who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of autism and how to support individuals who have the condition. Anyone who aims to progress on to further qualifications and employment within the health and social care sector will benefit from the course, and it is suitable for learners aged 19 or above.

This course is split into six manageable units:

- Unit 1: Autism in Context
- Unit 2: Positive Behavioural Support for Individuals with Autism
- Unit 3: Understand Support and Management of Transitions for Individuals with Autism
- Unit 4: Therapeutic Interventions and Support Available for Individuals with Autism and Co occurring Conditions
- Unit 5: Communication and Social Interaction with Individuals with Autism
- Unit 6: Safeguarding and Resilience in Autism.

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The benefits for completing this course are:

- Gain a nationally recognised qualification
- Improve your adult social care skills to help you create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry
- Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study
- Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.

What’s next?

After successfully completing the course, learners will be able to further their own continuous professional development, which may improve their career prospects. You could also progress on to further study in the field or other distance learning programmes.

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