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Understanding Autism Certificate

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

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. This qual­i­fi­ca­tion aims to devel­op learn­ers’ under­stand­ing of autism and the prin­ci­ples of sup­port­ing indi­vid­u­als with autism — cov­er­ing the per­son-cen­tred approach and 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

You must be 19 or over to be able to apply for this course.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will be assessed via a port­fo­lio of evidence.

Poten­tial Future Career

The objec­tive of this qual­i­fi­ca­tion is to help you progress with­in employent 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.

Course Con­tent

You will study the following:

  • Intro­duc­tion to Autism
  • Using 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


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I’ve gained a place at uni­ver­si­ty to study Sports Mas­sage. I love being able to con­cen­trate on some­thing I enjoy.

Lizzie Snodgrass



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