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Understanding Autism

Course Code: CCUA
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
  • Time of day: Flexible
  • When you'll study: The course is delivered online so you can study at a time that suits you

What's it all about?

There are around 700,000 autistic people in the UK – more than one in every 100. If you work with autistic people, or if someone you know is autistic, this course is a great way to increase your knowledge about the condition. You will learn about autism and how it can affect the ways people communicate, interact and process information. You’ll learn how to support autistic people to live healthy, fulfilled lives.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Please note that the start dates shown for this course are for guidance only. You will start your course as soon as you have enrolled. 
  • This course is free, however if you do not complete it within an agreed timeline you will be required to pay a fee of £99.

Course information

The course covers the following areas:

  • learn how autistic people process sensory information
  • understand the characteristics that may be present in autistic individuals
  • understand the conditions that commonly occur with autism
  • learn the common misconceptions surrounding autism
  • learn how speech, language and communication may differ in autistic people
  • recognise how legislation and guidance underpins support.

Please note that this course is only available to those 19 years old or over.

You will be required to have successfully achieved a level one qualification, or above, in English.

You will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

Successful completion of this course will provide a gateway into the industry. It is also aimed at existing care sector employees who wish to upskill.

The College offers a range of short care courses delivered via distance learning, some of which you may be interesting in progressing to.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Elected Officers and Representatives

£142,360.02

Potential salary

£14,376.99

Entry level salary

£60,151.29

Average salary

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Annual openings in Plymouth

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