CACHE Pathway 19 – Level 3 Certificate – Understanding Autism – Online

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Adult & Community

This course provides an understanding of how to support individuals with autism. The course is studied online or face to face.

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.

Course Information

This qualification aims to gain knowledge and understanding of autism,

  • How to adopt a positive approach to supporting individuals with autism
  • The current legislative Pathway relating to individuals with autism and
    how different theories have developed over time
  • How to support and manage transitions for individuals with autism
  • The range of therapeutic interventions and support available for
    individuals with autism and co-occurring conditions
  • How to support communication and social interaction for individuals with
  • How to develop an understanding of how individuals with autism may be
    vulnerable and the support worker’s role and responsibilities relating to
    safeguarding according to legislative requirements


Who is this course for?

This qualification is suitable for adult learners who are interested in working or already working in the Early Years, Education or Health and Social Care Sector. Learners will need to have studied a level 2 autism qualification.

Units / Modules

  • Unit 01 Autism in context Knowledge
  • Unit 02 Positive behavioural support for individuals with autism
  • Unit 03 Understand support and management of transitions for individuals with autism
  • Unit 04 Therapeutic interventions and support available for individuals with autism and co-occurring conditions
  • Unit 05 Communication and social interaction with individuals with autism
  • Unit 06 Safeguarding and resilience in autism

Benefits / Skills

  • A foundation for progression onto further vocational study
  • Support from experienced tutors with industry experience
  • Develop wider skills in using technology through online learning activities
  • Gain confidence in your English and maths skills

Assessment Types

Continuous assessment which includes written tasks and activities, case studies and project work.

Entry Requirements

  • Aged 19+
  • Those with a level 2 autism qualification
  • Literacy level 1 or above

Career Progression

Qualifications in Early Years, School or Health and Social Care.

Course Details


15 Weeks

Study Type

Part time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts


Available to study online or in a centre with weekly Google Meet or class


Experienced teachers of adult learners

Extra Curriculum

Funded as part of the level 3 Adult Skills Guarantee for those without a level 3 qualification

Adult & Community
Leeds City College
Leeds City College