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 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.
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 fulfilled lives. The course will benefit anyone working, or looking to work, with individuals who have an autistic spectrum condition.
Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study as long as you meet the identified unit deadlines.
This Course is Available:
The course is 100% online and on demand. Each unit has a deadline but learners can complete the programme at any time before this deadline at a time that fits around existing commitments. Learners must have access to a laptop, computer or tablet (phones cannot be used) and have internet access.
What you will Learn
This course is split into six manageable units:
Unit 1: Introduction to autism
This unit will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to autism, covering what is meant by ‘autism’, theories, exploring how autism develops and methods of working with those affected. You will also look at common misconceptions surrounding autism and conditions that develop alongside autism.
Unit 2: Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
This unit covers the method of utilising a person-centred approach in order to support individuals with autism, incorporating the unique preferences and needs of the individual. You will examine the legislation and guidance on autism, as well as the support networks available to individuals diagnosed with the condition and their families.
Unit 3: Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism
This unit covers the delays and difficulties in speech, language, and social development often faced by individuals with autism. Also covered are methods and strategies that could be used when communicating with an individual with autism.
Unit 4: Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism
In this unit you will gain an in-depth understanding of sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism - including hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity. You will also consider how to support the many unique sensory needs of individuals with autism.
Unit 5: Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism
This unit will provide you with an understanding of an individual's behaviour in the context of autism. You will also look at how to support positive behaviour and help individuals to develop coping strategies.
Unit 6: Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives
This unit covers how to provide effective support through transitions and life events, how to maintain the personal safety of others and how to access the wealth of services, facilities and employment opportunities open to those living with autism. You will also gain an understanding of what it is like for an individual to live with autism, including their experiences and their challenges.
• 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
- The course fees for this course is £249.
- Students may be eligible for a fully funded place. Forms will be provided to assess this after application but as a guide students must be:
* Eligible to live and work in the UK
*Unemployed and in receipt of benefits (this will usually be universal credit- please note carers allowance cannot be used as evidence towards funding )
*Earning below £18 135 (Liverpool City Region residents) OR £17 004 (please contact us if you live an another devolved authority)
To confirm eligibility we will need evidence in the form of pay slips or benefits statements
Learners are expected to be IT literate
All applicants will be asked to take an online English assessment prior to enrolment.
Learners should be able to commit sufficient time to complete the course. it will take people differing amounts of time to complete this course however the published course hours are 120.