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 resulting in 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.
All students will be required to attend an initial induction session at the start of the course and you will be allocated a designated tutor who will support you through your qualification. The induction is designed to give the learner the best possible start and due to the funding process for these courses you will have to complete some enrolment forms and complete an initial screening for Maths and English. The induction is an integral part of the course and can take up to 2 hours. The induction will take place at West Suffolk College in Sudbury.
*From March 2020 until further notice these inductions will be held on line via Zoom. Full details will be provided once you have completed the enrolment process.
NCFE/CACHE Level 2 qualification
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 fully funded and there are no associated costs with completing this course*
However if you start and not complete this course there will be a charge of £125
*The course is fully funded subject to the individual being over 19 and having lived in an EEA country for the last 3 years
Days & times
Please contact us for dates and further information