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Understanding Autism - Level 2

Summary

This qualification (NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism) aims to develop your  understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism.

Within this course you will look at the person-centred approach and 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 suitable for those who wish to learn about understanding Autism. This is a knowledge-only qualification; there are no work placements required within this qualification. 

The course is delivered remotely and runs over 12 weeks with 4.5 hours of scheduled contact time each week.

You will be assigned a subject specialist course tutor who will deliver the live scheduled sessions. The tutor will also be available for weekly support and to guide you from the beginning to the completion of your qualification.  

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
09 Jan 2025
Bispham Campus
12 Weeks

Free or no upfront fees

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help you with your studies which could include having your course fees paid and additional help with living expenses. There's plenty of information available on our financial support page for 19+ learners.

Course Overview

This qualification (NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism) aims to develop your  understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism.

Within this course you will look at the person-centred approach and 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 suitable for those who wish to learn about understanding Autism. This is a knowledge-only qualification; there are no work placements required within this qualification. 

The course is delivered remotely and runs over 12 weeks with 4.5 hours of scheduled contact time each week.

You will be assigned a subject specialist course tutor who will deliver the live scheduled sessions. The tutor will also be available for weekly support and to guide you from the beginning to the completion of your qualification. 

 

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

This qualification will support many roles including:

  • Residential support worker
  • Care assistant
  • Mental health support or a clinical support worker
  • Childcare practitioner
  • Teaching assistant
  • Teachers
  • Pastoral support workers.  

You could also from this qualification progress onto further study including 

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (Social Care) 
  • Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Key information

Entry Requirements

No previous training or experience is required for this programme but you must be over 19 on the 31 August before the course start date.

Qualification obtained

Certificate in Understanding Autism

Terms and conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

Teaching and Learning Methods

This course will be delivered remotely with live lectures and support sessions schedule for a total of 4.5 hours a week for 12 consecutive weeks from the course start date.  Within these sessions there will be tutor delivery, question and answer, discussion, group work tasks and individual tasks.  
 
It is expected that you will complete a minimum of 3  hours independent study, each week, outside of the class to complete the assessment tasks which take the form of electronic workbooks.

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

As this course is delivered online, regular access to IT is essential in order to attend the sessions and to complete the assessment tasks/electronic workbooks.

All other equipment/resources you require for this course are provided by B&FC at no extra cost.

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

How will I learn?

This course will be delivered remotely with live lectures and support sessions schedule for a total of 4.5 hours a week for 12 consecutive weeks from the course start date.  Within these sessions there will be tutor delivery, question and answer, discussion, group work tasks and individual tasks.  
 
It is expected that you will complete a minimum of 3  hours independent study, each week, outside of the class to complete the assessment tasks which take the form of electronic workbooks.

Entry Requirements 

No previous training or experience is required for this programme but you must be over 19 on the 31 August before the course start date.

Tuition Fees

Read our tuition fees guide.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

You will study a range of modules, including:

  • Introduction to Autism
  • Using a Person-Centred Approach to Support Individuals with Autism
  • Communication and Social Interaction in Individuals with Autism
  • Sensory Processing, Perception and Cognition in Individuals with Autism
  • Supporting Positive Behaviour in Individuals with Autism
  • Supporting Individuals with Autism to Live Healthy and Fulfilled Lives

Assessment is made following the completion of an electronic workbook for each unit.

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