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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Course overview

This qualification aims to develop learners’ understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism. This course will cover the person-centred approach, the influence of positive communication methods, how to support positive behaviour and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

Entry requirements

No qualifications or experience necessary, however, learners must be 16 or over.

Course Modules

This course will cover the following:
> 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.

How will I be assessed?

Individuals will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence.

What can I do next

The objective of this qualification is to help learners to progress within employment in a variety of sectors, and in a number of job roles where an understanding of autism and knowledge of how to support people with autism is required.