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 - 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.
- Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
- Further your personal and professional development
- Evidence your competency to employers
- Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college
- Improve your understanding of theories relating to autism
- Ensure you understand what is meant by autism and how it is diagnosed
What you will learn
- 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
Terms and conditions
The course is designed to be completed in 12 weeks, approximately 4 hours per week will be required to complete all units. If you can commit to more, the qualification can be completed more quickly. If you're 19+ and have lived in the EU for the past 3 years, your course/s will be free - you just need to complete it/them within 12 weeks or pay a £100 administration fee if you dont. The funding for this course comes from the Education and Skills Funding Agency. We can claim this on your behalf if you live in England, except for those living in Greater London or any of the other devolved authorities (Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, West of England, West Midlands, the Tees Valley and Cambridge & Peterborough), in which case you should find a College nearer to home to provide your course.