Course Name: Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism (Distance Learning)

Entry Requirements

Please contact our Distance Learning team in the first instance should you wish to express your interest in this or any of our Distance Learning courses.

Email distancelearning@darlington.ac.uk or telephone the team directly on 01325 503126

To qualify for this FREE*** opportunity you must be 19 years old before August 2019 and have lived in England for 3 years or more.

*If you are aged between 19 and 23 then you must already possess a full Level 2 qualification or equivalent

*Please speak to us if you are currently enrolled on an FE/ HE programme of study

*Not currently enrolled on an apprenticeship

What's Involved

Autism is a condition which presents itself as a wide spectrum of disorders, and is prevalent through the UK. People who have autistic spectrum disorders can be affected differently, with cases ranging from mild to severe.

Throughout this qualification, you will gain an understanding of the spectrum of autistic disorders and how they can affect people in a variety of ways, as well as exploring the importance of using a person-centred approach to provide support. You will also understand how to use appropriate communication skills and positive behaviour to encourage individuals with autistic spectrum conditions to live fulfilling and independent lives.

This course is split into six manageable units:

Unit 1: Introduction to autism

Unit 2: Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism

Unit 3: Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism

Unit 4: Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism

Unit 5: Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism

Unit 6: Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives

Course Assessment Method

Online assessments.

What's Next

Gain a nationally recognised qualification to assist you in your chosen career pathway.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Certificate in Understanding Autism
Level: Level 2
Awarding Body: CACHE
Academic Year: 19/20
Start Date: August 2019

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