Level 2 Certificate In Understanding Autism

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  • Duration:4 months
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Course overview

This qualification aims to develop learners’ understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism. You will cover 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 qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop an understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism.

It’s useful for learners who provide direct support and those working in sectors such as:

• healthcare

• social care

• leisure

• entertainment

• education and training

• nursing.

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 19 and above.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification.

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism, learners are required to successfully complete 6 mandatory units:

• Unit 01 Introduction to autism

• Unit 02 Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism

• Unit 03 Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism

• Unit 04 Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism

• Unit 05 Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism

• Unit 06 Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives

Course assessment

To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units as detailed in the qualification specification. Grades are not awarded.

The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism is internally assessed.

This course is assessed via coursework. There are no exams included.

Course progression

You may wish to attend our other workshops and courses related to your personal development or access our Adult Skills courses.

SS&L also offer higher level courses at Level 2, 3 and 4.

Discuss your next opportunity with our expert tutor team.

Need to know…

Entry Requirements:

There are no specific prior qualifications needed to access this qualification, although learners may find it useful to have previously achieved a Level 1 qualification.

Learners should ideally have the equivalent of Level 1 literacy skills, however, a formal qualification is not required as this will be assessed prior to starting the course.

Learners need access to the internet and a computer/laptop to complete the coursework.

SS&L ask that learners demonstrate a willingness to learn and complete the course.

Fee information:

The cost of this course is £811. To be eligible for funding, learners must either live or work in Somerset. Other eligibility criteria may apply.

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