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Understanding Autism – Level 2 Certificate

Course Overview

Understanding Autism is a free level 2 distance learning course.


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.


Course code: S22UAT2/ERF1A

What topics are covered?

Topics include:

  • 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 the course aimed at?

  • Those who want to achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Those who want to improve their understanding of theories relating to autism
  • Those who want to further their personal and professional development
  • Those who want to ensure they understand what is meant by autism and how it is diagnosed
  • Those who want to learn at a time that suits them without the need to attend college

What are the entry requirements?

You must be:

  • Over 19
  • Live in England
  • Not in full-time education
  • A resident in UK/EU for last 3 years
  • Have evidence of immigration status if not EU/UK national

If you’re aged 19-23 you must have already achieved a full Level 2 qualification and not have completed any part of the qualification previously.

What qualifications will I gain?

You will gain a Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism.

Who is the awarding body?


How will I learn?

You will learn via Distance Learning after an online induction

How will I be assessed?

You will submit assignments which will be marked by a specialist assessor.

What can I do after this course?

On completion of this course you can progress to another Level 2 Distance Learning course in a different topic (maximum 3 per year) or to other courses at the College.

Which department is this course in?

Distance Learning

What else do I need to know?

Where can I find out more information?

For any queries, please contact us by email, distancelearning@bathcollege.ac.uk

How do I apply?

Click the apply button to complete your online induction and enrolment


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