Certificate in understanding autism - Level 2

Certificate in Understanding Autism

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.


Planned Learning Hours

Course Duration: 16 weeks

Learner Benefits

–  Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification

 Furthers personal and professional development

 No need to formally attend a college

–  Receive a set of high-quality learner support materials

–  Gain support from a dedicated team

Business Benefits

  Gain assurance that employees know how legislation and guidance underpins support

Improves your team’s understanding of autism theories

Ensures team members know how to support positive behaviour

  Creates an understanding workforce which is aware of elements of living with autism

–  Reduces risk of malpractice and negligence

Job Sectors

–  Health and Social Care


Learn how individuals with autism process sensory information as well as understand the characteristics that may be present in individuals with autism. You will understand the conditions that commonly occur with autism and the common misconceptions surrounding it as well as learn how speech, language and communication may differ in people with autism.


Aged 19+

Lived in the EU for 3 years

Minimum of 8 learners (For employers)

  • 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

Register your interest in this course.