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.
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.
- 20 weeks
Fee Code: L
These courses receive government funding, and some learners will be eligible for FREE tuition if you meet specific criteria. Some ‘L’ code courses from Level 2 upwards may also have an Advanced Learning Loan available for most learners aged 19 and over. See here for more information about the criteria for free tuition and here for Advanced Learning Loans.
* Please note that fees shown are for 1 year only. If course is longer than 1 year/38 weeks, then additional fees will apply.