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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?

NCFE

How will I learn?

You will learn via distance learning after a face to face induction session.

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

Where will I need to go on my first day?

Once your Distance Learning Request Form has been processed you will be invited to attend the next Induction session which generally takes place at either Somer Valley campus (Radstock), or City Centre campus (Bath). Please allow 1.5hrs attendance.

 

Inductions will include a mandatory 15-minute maths and English assessment (this is not a test).

 

Learners may need to bring their passport and visa to the induction, for evidencing course eligibility. This will be confirmed prior to the induction date.

What else do I need to know?

Where can I find out more information?

Any queries, contact us by phone on 01225 328 702 / 01225 328 714 or email distancelearning@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I apply?

Click the "Apply" button and fill out an online application form.

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