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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism - Free Online Course

The Skills Network
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4-12 weeks
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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism - Free Online Course

Our Understanding Autism course will give you an understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism. You will look at the person-centred approach and the influence that positive communication methods can have and will gain an understanding of how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

Why choose The Skills Network?

  • Learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
  • Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • Subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries

Training Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction to autism

This unit will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to autism, covering what is meant by ‘autism’, theories, exploring how autism develops and methods of working with those affected. You will also look at common misconceptions surrounding autism and conditions that develop alongside autism.

Unit 2: Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism

This unit covers the method of utilising a person-centred approach in order to support individuals with autism, incorporating the unique preferences and needs of the individual. You will examine the legislation and guidance on autism, as well as the support networks available to individuals diagnosed with the condition and their families.

Unit 3: Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism

This unit covers the delays and difficulties in speech, language, and social development often faced by individuals with autism. Also covered are methods and strategies that could be used when communicating with an individual with autism.

Unit 4: Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism

In this unit you will gain an in-depth understanding of sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism - including hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity. You will also consider how to support the many unique sensory needs of individuals with autism.

Unit 5: Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism

This unit will provide you with an understanding of an individual's behaviour in the context of autism. You will also look at how to support positive behaviour and help individuals to develop coping strategies.

Unit 6: Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives

This unit covers how to provide effective support through transitions and life events, how to maintain the personal safety of others and how to access the wealth of services, facilities and employment opportunities open to those living with autism. You will also gain an understanding of what it is like for an individual to live with autism, including their experiences and their challenges.

Why choose The Skills Network

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For Individuals or Private People

This course is free of charge if you meet the criteria for funding. To be eligible for funding you must be aged 19 or over, have been living in the European Union for the last 3 years and have not previously completed the course you are wanting to enroll on.

If you do not meet the criteria for funding, you can still "Click to apply" and you will be able to purchase the course. 

For Employers or Group Funding Requests

Funding is available for adult education courses across a range of sectors. At no cost to your organisation, your staff can excel in their role with a nationally recognised qualification.

Our goal is to smoothly and quickly help you to apply for this funding. Fill in your details below to get started today.

Continuing Studies

This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities and potential salaries:

  • Art Therapist – up to £31,225
  • Occupational Therapist – up to £26,390
  • Teaching Assistant – up to £17,617

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Abbey Court, 06 – 16 Benedict Drive
YO8 8RY Selby, North Yorkshire

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Reviews

Average rating 4.3

Based on 3 reviews.

Anonymous
You should try it! I did it for work and it was quite interesting, as I learnt a lot. Going to pass the books onto a friend who has an autistic son
Trixi Copeland
I enjoyed the course and learning new skills to help progress and feel more confident in my work place.
Trixi Copeland
I enjoyed the course and learning new skills to help progress and feel more confident in my work place.
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