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This qualification aims to develop learners? understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism. The course covers the person-centred approach to supporting individuals with autistic profiles; it focuses on the influence of positive communication methods, how to support positive behaviour, and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives. This qualification is particularly suitable for people who wish to better understand the spectrum of autism and how the condition presents itself in many different ways; it is less appropriate for people who are looking to support one individual.

  • What will I study?

    Unit 01 Introduction to autism Unit 02 Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism Unit 03 Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism Unit 04 Sensory processing, perception, and cognition in individuals with autism Unit 05 Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism Unit 06 Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is suitable for anyone who enjoys studying independently and who is interested in, or working with, neurodiverse individuals

  • How is the course assessed?

    The course is online, you will receive a login to our learning platform where you will find the interactive learning materials and the assessments. You will be given deadlines to complete and submit the work. You will receive detailed feedback on your work so that you can improve your skills as you progress through the qualification.

  • Your Study Programme

    This course is ideal for people who like to learn independently and do not wish to come onto site to study. The online portfolio of resources and assessment questions means that you can organise your study to be at a time/day to suit and from a location which is convenient. You will need to study for a minimum of 2-3 hrs per week and to finish the course within 12 weeks. Should you need help or support, your tutor will be contactable via email/phone.

  • General info

    Once you have started on the course and submitted your first unit, our team will review and mark your work promptly. Your tutor will provide regular feedback that will help you to improve your skills and knowledge. We will also keep in touch with you to make sure that you are continuing to make good progress through the course and to check to see if there are any additional support needs. In the unlikely event that you are unable to complete the course and need to withdraw there is a withdrawal fee of £100.

  • Progression and Career Opportunities

    Learners who complete this course often choose to study another online distance course, in particular L2 in Specific Learning Difficulties is a popular choice.

    You may find that at the end of your course, your tutor may suggest a suitable option for you to progress onto or you can contact the Enrolments team to advise you on the courses available. We also have a careers team available via phone, email or in-person who can help to plan a career pathway for you.

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    You should have been living in the UK for 3 years by the start of the course.
    You should be over 19+ by 31.08 in the academic year you wish to study.
    If you are aged 19-23 you must hold a full Level 2 qualification and not currently be enrolled on an apprenticeship.
    If you are Aged 24 or above you should have been resident in the UK/EU for 3 years before the start date. You will also need to have access to a computer with a reliable internet connection so that you can complete and submit your work on time, an email account that you regularly check and/or a phone so that we can keep in contact with you.
    You need to pass a short English assessment which will be emailed to you for completion. You will need to demonstrate that you have sufficient time to study the qualification as it is expected that you will achieve within 6-10 weeks.

  • Admissions Process

    After you submit your application, you will receive a pre-course assessment form which we will ask you to complete and return to us. Your application will then be reviewed by our team and we will contact you to arrange the next steps.