CACHE Pathway 11 – Level 2 Certificate in Autism (Deacon House)

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This qualification is studied online and aims to develop learners’ understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism.

Course Information

The course will look at the influence of positive communication methods, how
to support positive behaviour and how individuals with autism can be supported
to live healthy and fulfilled lives using a person-centred care approach.

The course is studied online, enabling you to benefit from flexible study at
a time and pace suitable for your own needs. You will be supported online by
experienced tutors who will help to guide you through your learning programme.
Full training will be given to enable you to access the learning experiences
provided online.


Who is this course for?

The course is suitable for learners who provide direct support (including parents and carers) and those working in sectors such as education, social care, healthcare, leisure and entertainment.

Units / Modules

You will study a range of different topics including:

  • Understanding autism
  • Communication and social interaction
  • Using person-centred approaches to support individuals with autism 
  • Sensory processing, perception and cognition
  • Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism

Benefits / Skills

  • Flexible learning - study at a time and pace suitable for your own needs 
  • Accredited qualification to enhance your CV
  • Greater awareness of how to support individuals with autism
  • A foundation for progression onto further study in special educational needs
  • Support from experienced tutors with industry experience
  • Develop wider skills in using technology through online learning activities

Assessment Types

Learners must complete a portfolio of evidence. There will also be continuous assessment which includes written tasks and activities, case studies and project work.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry or experience requirements, however you will need to be at Level 1 for literacy.

Career Progression

Progression may include:

  • Certificate in Autism Level 3
  • Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties Level 2
  • Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health Level 2 
  • Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate Level 2 and 3 
  • Children and Young People’s Workforce Diploma Level 2 and 3

Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Part time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts

Trips and Opportunities

Flexible online learning


Understanding the principles of supporting individuals with autism

Extra Curriculum

No experience required

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