Understanding Autism qualification develops knowledge and awareness of autism, a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them.
- Learn how individuals with autism process sensory information
- Understand the characteristics that may be present in individuals with autism
- Understand the conditions that commonly occur with autism
- Learn the common misconceptions surrounding autism
- Learn how speech, language and communication may differ in people with autism
- Recognise how legislation and guidance underpins support
Autism is a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them. There are around 700,000 people in the UK with autism – more than 1 in every 100. Having a clear understanding of the misconceptions, diagnoses and support surrounding autism are just some of the essential skills needed when working in mental health.
- Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
- Improve your understanding of theories relating to autism
- Further your personal and professional development
- Ensure you understand what is meant by autism and how it is diagnosed
- Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college
What You Will Learn
- Unit 1 – Introduction to Autism
- Unit 2 – Using a Person-Centred Approach to Support Individuals with Autism
- Unit 3 – Communication and Social Interaction in Individuals with Autism
- Unit 4 – Sensory Processing, Perception and Cognition in Individuals with Autism
- Unit 5 – Supporting Positive Behaviour in Individuals with Autism
- Unit 6 – Supporting Individuals with Autism to Live Healthy and Fulfilled Lives
- Learners must be aged 19 years or over (born before 1 September 1998)
- A minimum number of 8 learners MUST be present for the induction (there is no maximum)
- All learners must have been residing in the UK for the past three years and non EU/UK citizens must have documentary proof.