Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

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Delivery Method

Breakdown of Hours

For classroom online: 1 day per week 9.30 am – 3.00 pm (30mins lunch)

For Online: On-demand. Learners are expected to study 5hrs per week for 12 weeks.

Course Length

1 day per week for 12 weeks.

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  • Course Overview

    Over 700,000 people in the UK have autism, meaning that 2.8 million people have a relative on the autism spectrum. The lack of understanding of the condition makes individuals with autism and their families susceptible to isolation and mental health conditions. The Understanding Autism level 2 course will give an understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism.

    It enables you to study the person-centred approach and the influence that positive communication methods can have and will gain an understanding of how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives. Therefore, it is crucial that those who work or want to work in the health and social care sector develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of autism. Not only will this help to give individuals with autism access to the support they need, but it will also contribute to dispelling the myths that exist about the condition. This course will equip learners with a strong knowledge of autism, including how to support individuals with the condition, the relevant legislative framework, the therapeutic interventions available and safeguarding responsibilities.

    Units which may be covered are below:

    • Introduction to autism.
    • Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism.
    • Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism.
    • Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism.
    • Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism.
    • Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives.
  • Who is this course for?

    Having an in-depth knowledge and understanding of autism is essential for those working or interested in the health and social care sector. The course is specifically designed for individuals seeking to strengthen their understanding of autism, which includes supporting people with the condition, relevant legal frameworks, therapeutic interventions, and safeguarding responsibilities.

    It’s useful for learners who provide direct support and those working in sectors such as healthcare, social care, leisure, entertainment, education and training, and nursing.

  • Course Benefits
    • Study from anywhere, at any time
    • Gain an accredited level 2 qualification
    • Nationally recognised
    • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
    • Unlimited support from qualified tutors
    • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion
  • Entry Requirements
    • Learners must be aged 19+
    • You must live in the UK to apply for this course.
  • Assessment Methods

    Assessments will be marked by an allocated tutor who will provide you with detailed feedback. You will be assessed against criteria where all learning outcomes of the course have to be covered; your tutor will give you guidance for this.

  • Qualifications

    Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism, NCFE.

  • Career Opportunities and Further Study

    Learners who achieve this qualification could progress into further learning and qualifications such as:

    • Diploma in Adult care
    • Certificate in Healthcare

    Some learners may find employment in the Health and Social Care sector.

  • Location

    This course can be delivered Online or in Classroom Online.

    Online Learning: it is a way of accessing qualifications and courses, fully supported by a personal tutor but without attending lessons in a classroom setting. This means you can complete your studies in the comfort of your own home, giving you the opportunity to recap on your studies as often as you need to.

    Classroom Online: We have adapted our classroom courses to online learning. You can still expect the same high standards of support from our tutors who will continue to deliver classroom-based courses in the format of online seminars and online classes. You can also expect regular one-to-one support via e-mail and phone calls.

    You will need internet access and a working tablet, laptop or PC.

  • Price and Funding

    This course could be fully funded subject to eligibility criteria.

    If you wish to pay for this course the commercial price is £811 and you can do it in instalments.

    To be eligible for full funding, you must meet the following criteria:

    • Must be aged 19 or over.
    • Must not have previously completed this course.
    • Must have been living in the EU for the last 3 years.
    • Must live in England for a minimum of 1 year unless you have refugee status (special exemptions for Ukrainian and Afghani learners).
    • Unemployed or employed not earning over £23,300 per annum.

    If you are working you may also be eligible for part funding or choose to pay for your course.

    You will be advised regarding your funding eligibility by an LLC Recruitment Advisor.

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