Understanding Autism Level 2 Certificate

What is this course about?

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.

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Understanding Autism Level 2 Certificate

Start: Available throughout the year.

How is it taught

This course is taught via distance learning, with support available in college if required.

What else do I need to know?


This course covers the following: Understand what is meant by autism and how it is diagnosed Support individuals with autism How to care using a person-centred approach Common misconceptions surrounding autism Living with autism and personal safety Legislation and guidance for support for individuals with autism Support positive behaviour and developing coping strategies Theories relating to autism Recognise and support sensory needs Understand speech, language and communication Commonly occurring conditions with autism

What could I do next?


You could progress onto other distance learning courses and/or health related study.

Careers


Primary and nursery education teaching professionals

Primary (and middle school deemed primary) and nursery education teaching professionals plan, organise and provide instruction to children at all levels up to the age of entry into secondary education.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assists with or plans and develops curriculum and rota of teaching duties.
  • Discusses progress with student, parents and/or other education professionals.
  • Supervises teaching assistants and trainees.
  • Undertakes pastoral duties.
  • Teaches simple songs and rhymes, reads stories and organises various activities to promote language, social and physical development.
  • Supervises students and maintains classroom discipline.
  • Maintains records of students.
  • Prepares students for external examinations and administers and invigilates these examinations.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises and examinations to record and evaluate students.
  • Prepares and delivers courses and lessons in accordance with curriculum requirements and teaches a range of subjects.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£43,638

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 4,105
2019 4,084
2020 4,068

ANNUAL SALARY

£26,250 10%
£34,570 25%
£43,638 50%
£53,123 75%
£63,419 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

206 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 7.64%
25-34 31.63%
35-44 25.07%
45-54 22.74%
55-64 11.55%
65+ 1.34%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.19%
Level 1 0.26%
Level 2 1.02%
Level 3 1.61%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 6.46%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 46.91%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 43.22%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.34%

Special needs education teaching professionals

Special needs education teaching professionals organise and provide instruction at a variety of different levels to children who have emotional, behavioural or learning difficulties or physical disabilities. These professionals may also work with exceptionally gifted pupils.

Key Responsibilities

  • Discusses student.
  • Updates and maintains students.
  • Liaises with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists and educational psychologists.
  • Supervises students in classroom and maintains discipline.
  • Prepares, assigns and corrects exercises to record and evaluate students progress.
  • Encourages the student to develop self-help skills to circumvent the limitations imposed by their disability.
  • Develops and adapts conventional teaching methods to meet the individual student.
  • Gives instruction, using techniques appropriate to the student.
  • Assesses student.
  • Creates a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment for students.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£35,360

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 734
2019 721
2020 711

ANNUAL SALARY

£19,760 10%
£26,624 25%
£35,360 50%
£43,826 75%
£52,811 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

33 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 4.87%
25-34 19.47%
35-44 21.03%
45-54 29.51%
55-64 23.19%
65+ 1.9%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 0.21%
Level 2 2.06%
Level 3 5.32%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 6.55%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 38.99%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 45.51%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 1.35%

Education advisers and school inspectors

Education advisers and school inspectors plan, organise and direct the educational activities and resources in a local authority education area, and undertake inspections of schools and other training establishments excluding universities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepares reports on schools concerning teaching standards, educational standards being achieved, the spiritual, moral and social development of pupils, resource management etc.
  • Observes teaching, assesses learning level and discusses any apparent faults with teachers, heads of department and head teachers.
  • Arranges for the provision of school medical and meals services.
  • Verifies that school buildings are adequately maintained.
  • Appoints and controls teaching staff.
  • Plans and advises on the provision of special schools for children with physical or learning disabilities.
  • Advises on all aspects of education and ensures that all statutory educational requirements are being met.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£35,859

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 240
2019 239
2020 237

ANNUAL SALARY

£20,134 10%
£27,206 25%
£35,859 50%
£45,219 75%
£54,829 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

11 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 1.72%
25-34 13.5%
35-44 20.4%
45-54 31.51%
55-64 27.96%
65+ 4.88%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 1 0.33%
Level 2 0.39%
Level 3 3.76%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 7.28%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 44.04%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 42.5%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 1.69%

Teaching and other educational professionals n.e.c.

Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of other education and teaching occupations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 231: Teaching and Educational Professionals.

Key Responsibilities

  • Teaches English as a foreign language and assists in the tuition of foreign languages.
  • Provides private academic, vocational and other instruction to individuals or groups.
  • Co-ordinates the activities of private music and dancing schools, training centres and similar establishments.
  • Designs and implements methods of assessing the performance of students, co-ordinates and undertakes the evaluation of assessments and awards grades of merit based upon performance.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£31,574

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 1,326
2019 1,325
2020 1,324

ANNUAL SALARY

£17,992 10%
£23,525 25%
£31,574 50%
£40,269 75%
£49,629 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

69 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 7.31%
25-34 20.71%
35-44 24.62%
45-54 26.37%
55-64 15.87%
65+ 5.09%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.22%
Level 1 1.83%
Level 2 3.28%
Level 3 11.86%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 13.43%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 35.67%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 30.77%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 2.93%
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