Meeting the Needs of Learners with Autistic Spectrum Conditions Mainstream Award Level 2 OCNLR

This short qualification course is suitable for learning support workers, teaching assistants, teachers, parents and any others involved or interested in the delivery of learning to learners with Autistic Spectrum Conditions in mainstream education. The course will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of Autistic Spectrum Conditions and the impact on behaviour and learning in the classroom environment. You will also focus on developing strategies to deliver effective learning and make suitable adaptations to learners with these conditions.

Course Content

The course will cover -
Understanding what Autistic Spectrum Conditions are and how they impact on individuals and their behaviour
Identifying the impact that Autism has on a person
Reducing the impact that Autism has on learning
Identifying the key principles of positive behaviour management

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

You will need English and Maths Level 2 Functional Skills (this is the equivalent of GCSEs in both subjects with minimum Grade C or numerical equivalent 4 ); good working knowledge of using IT and access to a computer.

First Class Requirements

Pen (black), A4 notepad and ring binder; you may also bring a suitable digital device for note-making

Attendance Requirements

Attendance at all three sessions (100% attendance) is compulsory as this is a short qualification course with evidence of your achievement being recorded in class time

Assessment Methods

Tutors will assess activities in class for a learner portfolio of evidence (which will be an e -portfolio)

Further Study Options

You will work more effectively with learners with Autistic Spectrum Conditions in the mainstream education sector and you could also progress to take related qualifications such as awards in Meeting the Needs of Learners with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Conditions in the Mainstream Classroom

Additional Information


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.