LEVEL 2: Online Course

This free online course is ideal for adults looking to further their personal and professional development by understanding more about autism. Complete the online resources to achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

Autism is a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them. There are more than 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.

This course will improve your understanding of theories relating to autism and ensure that you understand what is meant by autism and how it is diagnosed.

You will learn:

  • an introduction to autism
  • about using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
  • about communication and social interaction in individuals with autism
  • about sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism
  • how to support positive behaviour in individuals with autism
  • how to support individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

How quickly you progress is up to you but typically learners take approximately 12-16 weeks to complete the qualification using the online resources.

Support is available throughout the course from your Assessor should you want advice and guidance.

The qualification will be fully funded (free to you) if you meet the following criteria:

  • You must be aged 19 years or over at the beginning of the academic year 
  • You must permanently reside in the UK
  • You must have lived in the EU for 3 years.