Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

About the course

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 quali?cation, 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 ful?lling and independent lives.


Who will Benefit from the Course

This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop their understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals to live healthy and ful?lled lives. The course will benefit anyone working, or looking to work, with individuals who have an autistic spectrum condition.


Learning Method

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study.


This Course is Available:

• Online

The online course is available on The Skills Network’s online learning platform, EQUAL, online learning with a difference. EQUAL features:

• Exciting and engaging content

• Interactivity - featuring videos and games to enhance learning

• Virtual tutors who offer hints, tips and guidance throughout the course


What you will Learn

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



• Gain a nationally recognised qualification

• Improve your skills to help create a long-standing career pathway within the customer service industry

• Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study

• Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed

About our Online Adult Skills Courses

In partnership with The Skills Network, our Online Training courses allow a more flexible learning experience when compared to face-to-face classroom study. Our range of courses are perfect if you are looking to develop a career in health and/or well-being alongside any commitments that you may have. As with all of our Funded Adult Skills courses, you may be entitled to have your fees fully or partially funded. 

Some of the courses may require paper-based learning materials. Please allow between 5-7 working days for these to arrive after your enrollment. Once confirmed you will receive an automated email to access your learning materials through our EQUAL system.