Throughout this qualification, you will gain an understanding of the spectrum used to assert the level of particular autistic conditions, as well as how they can affect people in a variety of ways.
You will also explore the importance of using a person-centred approach, communication skills and positive behaviour techniques which encourage individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASCs) to lead fulfilling and independent lives.
NCFE Level 2 (online distance learning, no exams involved).
To study this course all students must be aged 19 or over, most students over the age of 19 will be able to study this course for free, however, please contact us if you are aged 19-23 and do not yet have a full level 2 qualification (5 GCSEs grade A*-C, NVQ Level 2 or higher) as additional eligibility criteria may apply.
Guided Learning Hours - 152
Study hours Per Week - 11
(*please note these are average and estimated figures and may not be a true representative for all individuals*)
If you wish to study this course simply visit the How to Enrol webpage and select BDU incl. Distance Learning from the first drop down menu and then choose your desired course from the second drop down.
Most students over the age of 19 will be able to study this course for free, however, please contact us if you are aged 19-23 and do not yet have a full level 2 qualification (5 GCSEs grade A*-C, NVQ Level 2 or higher) as additional eligibility criteria may apply.
This particular short course is just 12 weeks long.
This course is suitable for those looking to develop an understanding of autism, the principles of supporting individuals affected and gaining the skills required to ensure they can best live as independently as possible. This course will be of great benefit if you are currently working, or are looking to work, with individuals who have an ASC.
This course is available in both paper and online format, and is up to you to decide which method you prefer, making the course flexible and easy for you. Personal tutors are assigned to each learners, to help ensure you have the support you need throughout the duration of the short course.
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 misconceptions surrounding autism and conditions that develop 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 also, 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.