Level 2 Understanding Autism in a Health Care Setting

The Level 2 Understanding Autism in a Health Care Setting course is aimed at developing a learners understanding of what is meant by “autism”, theories and diagnosis, developing an understanding of legislation, guidance and support networks available to individuals and their families. It looks at strategies that can be used to communicate with individuals with autism and how to support their sensory needs.

Course Duration: 12 weeks
Course Level: Level 2
Course Fees: Free

This course is currently being subsidised by the college and is, therefore, free of charge at present UNLESS you fail to complete it; in which case you will be liable to pay £85 to cover the cost of materials and administration plus any registration costs that may have been incurred.
Courses are fully funded for people who have lived in England for the past three years and are classed as “home fee paying students”, are aged 19 yrs or over and are not currently accessing any other government funding.
Please note there is a non-completion fee of £85 if you have to be withdrawn from the course.

  • 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 adults with autism
  • Unit 6: Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

Although there are no formal entry requirements for this Level 2 Understanding Autism in a Health Care Setting course, due to the nature and course delivery of distance learning we require all applicants to hold a minimum of English Literacy Level 1 or equivalent.

If you are between 19 and 23 yrs of age you must also have already achieved a full level 2 qualification ie the equivalent of 5 GCSE Grades A- C

If you are unsure of your level of literacy please read the instructions to undertake a literacy assessment online. This will take no longer than 20 minutes to complete. Instructions are available here, and more information can be found at www.learnmyway.com.

This course will take 12 weeks to complete and consists of 3 written assessments.

Each candidate is required to give written responses to questions in a work booklet, either handwritten answers or completion of the assessment booklet using an electronic template which can be provided.

You will be required to submit 3 assessments each taking 4 weeks to complete.

Level 2 Understanding Autism in a Health Care Setting Awarding body

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