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Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism

The Skills Network
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16-20 weeks
450 GBP
English
Flexible
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Course description

Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Interested in working in the health and social care or education sector? This health and social care level 3 course is ideal if you wish to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of autism which would support your progression into employment in the health and social care or education sector.

Today, over 700,000 people in the UK are autistic, meaning that 2.8m people have a relative on the autism spectrum. The condition affects people of all ages and while it is incurable, the right support at the right time can make an enormous difference to people's lives.

Whether you are looking to progress your career; have a family member, friend or colleague with autism; or would just like to increase your knowledge and help raise awareness, this qualification is perfect for you.

Upon completion of this course, you could progress on to one of our other health and social care level 3 courses, such as the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health.

Why choose The Skills Network?

  • No hidden costs – certificates, resources, support and more included
  • 0% interest direct debit schemes available with no credit checks needed
  • Learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Advanced Learner Loan available
  • One to one Tutor support available via phone or email

Suitability - Who should attend?

This qualification is ideal for anyone who is currently working or planning on working in a health and social care role or an education role, specifically dealing with people with autism. This course is also relevant to those who care for friends or relatives with autism.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Qualification gained: 

Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Training Course Content

Unit 1: Autism in context

In this unit, you will cover the historical context of autism, the diagnosis and characteristics of autism, the legislative framework applicable to autism, and how autism is represented in society.

Unit 2: Positive behavioural support for individuals with autism

This unit covers behaviour within the context of autism and how to promote an autism-friendly environment. You will also learn about how to promote individual positive behavioural support and the interventions that are used in behavioural support.

Unit 3: Understand support and management of transitions for individuals with autism

In this unit, you will learn about how transitions can affect people with autism, how to support young people with autism to make the transition into adulthood, and how to support individuals with autism into employment.

Unit 4: Therapeutic interventions and support available for individuals with autism and co-occurring conditions

This unit covers the range of therapeutic interventions available to individuals with autism. You will also learn about the services available to individuals with autism and their families, and co-occurring conditions and their treatments.

Unit 5: Communication and social interaction with individuals with autism

In this unit, you will learn about the differences in social interactions and communications associated with autism, how communication can be adapted to support positive interactions and communication with individuals with autism, and a range of strategies and aids used to support communication and social interaction for individuals with autism.

Unit 6: Safeguarding and resilience in autism

In the final unit of this course, you will learn how to raise concerns about potential or actual harm, abuse or exploitation, how to support the health, safety and well-being of individuals, how the legislative framework safeguards children, young people and adults with autism, and about how and when restrictive practices might be used within legal guidelines.

Course delivery details

The course is delivered online via distance learning, meaning you can study from a place and at a time to suit you.

Why choose The Skills Network

Extensive range of online courses

Over 30,000 learners gaining accredited qualifications each year

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Expenses

Course Fees

  • Full price: £450.00
  • Loan price: £811.00

  

Payments

  • Deposit: £45
  • Monthly payments: £57.86
  • Payment duration: 7 months

Continuing Studies

Once you have completed this course, you could progress on to the following:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of End of Life Care

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

  • Care Worker – up to £20,000
  • Care Home Manager – up to £27,500

About provider

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The Skills Network is a market-leading training provider, delivering distance learning courses across a range of sectors. With a wide portfolio of highly flexible courses, The Skills Network supports employers and learners to develop their skills and achieve their goals. Whatever the...


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

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Reviews

Average rating 5

Based on 2 reviews.

Anonymous
I believe that it could be the future of learning. People are getting busier and busier with juggling more than one job and more than one profession and having this, that and the other on the go. It's really important to find time to develop yourself, to find something that you're passionate and interested in and to go with that.
Anonymous
Definitely it's given me another layer of confidence of how you apply your job. The mantra if you know better you do better is absolutely true. It's given me real clarity of thought with regards to people with mental health issues. I'm more thoughful with my language and terminology now, I can be more specific. You don't realise at the time but ...
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