This online course will enable you to gain additional skills and a qualification without disrupting your day-to-day life. You will have access to specialist support from dedicated tutors throughout the programme.
You will gain an 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.
The units you will study are:
1. Introduction to Autism
2. Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
3. Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism
4. Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism
5. Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism
6. Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives
Once it has been confirmed that you have fully completed the course, there are several next steps that you can take. You can go on to study another level two distance learning course. Or you could move on to one of our Level 3 Distance Learning courses. Alternatively, you could enrol on to our Access to Higher Education course (subject to interview) or the Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools qualification (subject to entry requirements).
By completing any of the above courses, you will gain the skills and knowledge that employers find desirable. It is also a great opportunity for continuous professional development.
Learners will be provided with a resource pack with assessment booklets to complete. There is also an option to study this course online via our bespoke e-learning portal.
Please note that an administration charge of £100 will be charged if learners do not complete the course within the allocated 16 weeks.