Certificate in understanding autism (QCF)

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Certificate in understanding autism (QCF)

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.

The course is made of up the following units:

  • Introduction to autism
  • Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
  • Communication and social interaction with 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

Eligibility

  • Learner must be 19+ as of past August
  • Must hold level 1 qualification (any discipline)
  • Not currently on an apprenticeship programme
  • Lived in UK past 3 years
  • Access to computer/laptop (mobile phone platform not suitable)
  • Any employment status

Delivery

  • Course duration 16 weeks
  • Flexible working – complete at a time and date to suit learner

Certification

  • Upon completion, learner receives Level 2 accredited certificate
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