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Understanding Autism

Course Code: CCUA

Level: 2
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: NCFE
Qualification: Certificate
Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time
Time of Day: Flexible
Duration: 12 weeks
When you'll study: The course is delivered online so you can study at a time that suits you

About the course

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.

What you'll learn

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.
Entry requirements

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

Assessments/Exams

You will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence.

What's next?

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.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2021/22 (August 2021 – July 2022). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2022/23.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete an Expression of Interest form.
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