Understanding Autism

Qualification: NCFE Certificate
Level 2 (Distance Learning)

You can start this distance learning course at anytime throughout the year. Please apply and we will contact you to arrange getting you started.

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About this course

If you wish to develop an understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism then this distance learning course is for you. It’s ideal if you work in sectors such as: nursing, healthcare, social care, leisure, entertainment, education and training.

It will develop your understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism - covering the person-centred approach and influence of positive communication methods, how to support positive behaviour, and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

This is a flexible qualification that allows you to study at a time and place that suits you however you will be assigned a personal tutor who can support you if you need it.

* Great news... if you're aged 19 or over and earning less than £15,736.50 a year (gross salary), you may not have to pay for this course. Apply online now!

What you will learn
  • Introduction to autism
  • Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
  • Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism
  • Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism
  • Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism
  • Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives
Learning style

This is a distance learning course - you will be provided with course handbooks to complete at enrolment. You will have the opportunity to have 1:1 support with the tutor, which could be in your workplace.

Entry requirements
  • You need to be aged 19 or over
  • Self-motivated
  • Have GCSE English grade C/4 or above

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto the course.

Course length & fees
  • Fees: £30 (no fee if unemployed or on a low wage*)
  • Course Length: N/A
  • Campus: Distance Learning
What next?
  • Level 2 - Behaviour that Challenges
  • Level 2 - Business Admin
  • Level 2 - Care Planning
  • Level 2 - Children & Young People’s Mental Health
  • Level 2 - Customer Service
  • Level 2 - Dementia Care
  • Level 2 - Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health & Social Care
  • Level 2 - End of Life Care
  • Level 2 - Falls Prevention
  • Level 2 - Information Advice & Guidance
  • Level 2 - Mental Health Problems
  • Level 2 - Nutrition & Health
  • Level 2 - Prevention & Control of Infection in Health Care Settings
  • Level 2 - Retail Operations
  • Level 2 - Safeguarding & Prevent
  • Level 2 - Team Leading
  • Level 2 - Working with People with Mental Health Needs