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Certificate in Understanding Autism - Level 2

Overview

The purpose of the qualification is to develop learners’ knowledge and understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

The term autism is used to include all autistic spectrum conditions, including Asperger syndrome.

Start dates and fees

Start

Anytime.

Cost

The distance learning courses are completely free for anyone aged 19 or over (on the 31st August 2022), irrespective of their current employment status, but applicants must live in the UK in a non-devolved area. Applicants aged 19-23 must already have a full level 2 qualification to be eligible.

Please note, if you fail to reach the end of the course, you may be subject to a £125 admin fee.

What will I study?

This course is made up of a series of mandatory units:

  • Best practice relating to autism
  • Living with autism
  • Signs, symptoms and diagnosis of autism
  • Sources of information, support, legislation and guidance relevant to autism

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however learners should have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

All applicants must live in England and NOT live in one of the locations listed here.

How long is the course?

Total time to achieve this qualification is 150 hours.

Guided learning hours for this qualification is 124. These hours are made up of all contact time, guidance or supervision of a tutor.

Directed learning hours for this qualification is approximately 26 hours over the cycle of the programme.

Learners are expected to study and do aspects of their assessment portfolio in their own time.

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How will I be assessed?

The qualification is assessed by internally set and marked assessments subject to external quality assurance.

All learning outcomes and assessment criteria must be met to achieve a Pass – there is no grading.

What does the course lead to?

This course could lead to work as:

  • Teaching Assistant – up to £17,617
  • Art Therapist – up to £31,225
  • Occupational Therapist – up to £26,390

What can I progress onto?

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s Workforce (Early Years Education)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support
  • Level 3 Award in Supporting Children and Young People with Autism
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services

Careers

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How do I apply?

All you need to do is press the green Sign up button found under 'Next steps' and complete our simple online form.

Once submitted, our team will review your information to ensure you are eligible to study the course (we will get in touch should there be in any issues).

If you meet the eligibility requirements, you’ll be sent an email which contains a link to our online enrolment form for you to complete.

Your enrolment details will then be processed by our team and you will receive an email that will contain a link for you to access your course materials. Please allow 3-5 working days for your enrolment details to be processed.

Next steps

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