About the course
Autism is a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them. There are around 700,000 people in the UK with autism â€“ more than 1 in every 100. Having a clear understanding of the misconceptions, diagnoses and support surrounding autism are just some of the essential skills needed when working in mental health.
You must meet the following eligibility criteria in order to access this course:
Age: You must have been at least 19 years of age by 1 August (if you are aged 19-23 years you must already hold a full level 2 qualification i.e. 5 x GCSE's grade A*-C / 4-9)
Nationality: You must have lived within the EU for at least the last 3 years.
Level: You must undertake a maths and English skills checker to ensure the course is the right level for you.
Apprenticeships: Please contact us for the funding rules regarding apprentices
All students will be required to attend an initial online induction session via zoom. At the start of the course and you will be allocated a designated tutor who will support you through your qualification.
All leaners will be required to complete an electronic enrolment form and an initial screening for maths and English (online)
Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification (TQUK)
What you'll learn (core modules)
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
How will I be assessed?
This qualification is assessed via an internally assessed portfolio of evidence which is submitted to your tutor using the online portal.
Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)
After the initial induction session all learning is completed online at a time that suits you without the need to attend college
Where will this course take me?
Once you have completed your flexible learning course with us, you may feel that you would like to progress with your studies or develop skills in another area and take up another course. Please see our website for more details
How much will it cost?
The course is free (fully funded) subject to the individual being over 19 and having lived in an EEA country for the last 3 years. However if you start and not complete this course there will be a charge of £125
I'm interested. What should I do now?
Please apply online and further information will be sent to you.
Days & times
Please contact us for dates and further information