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 workingin mental health.


To enrol on this course, use the ‘Contact Us’ page or press the ‘call me back’ button to make an enquiry.


Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification

Improve your understanding of theories relating to autism

Further your personal and professional development

Ensure you understand what is meant by autism and how it is diagnosed

Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college

    What you will learn:

    Unit 1 – Introduction to Autism

    Unit 2 – Using a Person-Centred Approach to Support Individuals with Autism

    Unit 3 – Communication and Social Interaction in Individuals with Autism

    Unit 4 – Sensory Processing, Perception and Cognition in Individuals with Autism

    Unit 5 – Supporting Positive Behaviour in Individuals with Autism

    Unit 6 – Supporting Individuals with Autism to Live Healthy and Fulfilled Lives

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Aged 24+, or if 19-23 must have completed a Level 2 or above qualification previously
    • Resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study