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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Flexible online learning and assessment. This course will give you an understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism. 

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Subject Area: Education and Early Years Professions
Suitable for: Adults
Campus: Weybridge

About this course

Autism is a condition which presents itself as a wide spectrum of disorders, and is prevalent through the UK. People who have autistic spectrum disorders can be affected differently, with cases ranging from mild to severe.

Throughout this qualification, you will gain an understanding of the spectrum of autistic disorders and how they can affect people in a variety of ways, as well as exploring the importance of using a person-centred approach to provide support. You will also understand how to use appropriate communication skills and positive behaviour to encourage individuals with autistic spectrum conditions to live fulfilling and independent lives.

Course Details

What will the course involve?

What you will learn

This course is split into six manageable units:

  • · 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


  • · Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • · Improve your skills to help create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry
  • · Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study
  • · Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.

Entry Requirements

What qualifications will I need?

This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop their understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals to live healthy and fulfilled lives. The course will benefit anyone working, or looking to work, with individuals who have an autistic spectrum condition.


How much will the course cost?

16 - 19 | POA
Reduced Cost  | £350
Full Cost  | £724

For more information on the funding available. view our student finance page.


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Start dates

Reference Campus Duration Days Hours Start
ADL2UAE/232301 Weybridge 18 Weeks Wednesday 17:30 - 20:30 20/09/2023
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