The course will cover strategies for supporting autistic individuals, including the person-centred approach, communication, and positive behaviour. It will also consider how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives. It has been designed for learners who wish to develop an understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism at work or in personal life.
You will cover the following modules:
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
What can this course lead to?
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
• Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s Workforce (Early Years Educator) • Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England • Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England) • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism
Additionally, the objective of this qualification is to help learners to progress within employment 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 session dates
Wednesday 08 May 2024 to Friday 10 May 2024
Wednesday 22 May 2024 to Friday 24 May 2024
Wednesday 05 Jun 2024 to Friday 07 Jun 2024
Wednesday 19 Jun 2024 to Friday 21 Jun 2024
Wednesday 03 Jul 2024 to Friday 05 Jul 2024
Wednesday 17 Jul 2024 to Friday 19 Jul 2024
What are the entry requirements?
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they have already achieved a Level 1 qualification.
If you are not eligible, the cost of the course is £362.00. If you choose to stay residentially, and you are not eligible via the residential funding assessment, there will be an additional fee to pay. The vast majority of students are eligible to study and stay residentially for free and we will confirm when you apply.
When does this start and end?
8 May 2024 - 19 July 2024
1 in 4 people in the UK are living with a mental ill health conditions. Studies have shown that taking part in education helps people to increase their confidence, social participation and sense of achievement. Studying at with us provides a safe space to explore mental health and wellbeing, raising positive awareness. As well as being supported by tutors with a wealth of knowledge and experience around the subject you will also be able to connect to other like minded students.
Zoe GrahamTutor - Society, Health and Development
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