Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

This course will be delivered online.

Statistics show that 700,000 people in the UK are known to be on the autism spectrum - approximately 1 in 100. With this figure likely to be even higher given how many may yet be undiagnosed, it is vital that knowledge and understanding of autism is increased. This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of autism, including the different types of autism, the triad of impairments, related conditions such as Sensory Processing Disorder, legislation and guidance relating to autism, and best practice for autism.

This qualification is aimed at anyone who wishes to develop greater knowledge of autism, including the signs and indicators of autism, the legislation, support and guidance available for individuals with autism, and the ways autism affects different aspects of an individual?s life. Individuals will also learn about best practice when interacting with individuals with autism, including managing their sensory needs and behaviour.

Course Content

This course is split into four manageable units:

Unit 1: Signs, indicators and diagnosis of autism
Unit 2: Sources of information, support, legislation and guidance relevant to autism
Unit 3: Living with autism
Unit 4: Best practice relating to autism

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

To be eligible for this Level 2 course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date. You must have Level 1 English skills (e.g. Functional Skills English). If you are not able to produce evidence of an English qualification, you will be required to take a short assessment. To ensure this course and style of learning is suitable for you, we will also require you to complete a short course application and attend a brief [online] interview. You must have access to the necessary I.T equipment and internet service to study on this course. A PC, laptop or tablet is recommended.

Assessment Methods

This course is conducted via Distance Learning you will submit all assignment work through the learning platform. You will be assigned an assessor and you will receive feedback via the learning platform.

Additional Information

This course is delivered via the EQUAL learning platform, an award-winning, learning resource of the highest quality. Resources are designed to be engaging and interactive to keep you focused on your learning at all times. Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study, although you are expected to complete your course within the given timeframe. We will ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal course assessor.