Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

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

Course Information

This qualification aims to develop learners’ understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism - covering the person-centred approach and influence of positive communication methods, how to support positive behaviour, and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

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Who is this course for?

This qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop an understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism.

It’s useful for learners who provide direct support and those working in sectors such as:

  • healthcare 
  • social care
  • leisure
  • entertainment
  • education and training
  • nursing.

Units / Modules

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism, learners are required to successfully complete 6 mandatory units:

  • Unit 01 Introduction to autism
  • Unit 02 Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
  • Unit 03 Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism
  • Unit 04 Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism
  • Unit 05 Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism
  • Unit 06 Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives

There is no grading for this qualification.

Benefits / Skills

This qualification will help you get into, or progress within, employment in the healthcare or social care sectors in a variety of job roles where an understanding dignity and safeguarding. You can also take this qualification to support your progression into further learning within the Health and Social Care sector.

Entry Requirements

There aren’t any specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.

Career Progression

The primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare you to enter, or progress within, employment in the Health and Social Care sector. This qualification will provide the underpinning knowledge of understanding autism. Successful completion will help support a number of job roles within the Health and Social Care sector:

  • care assistant or worker
  • personal care assistant
  • adult social care relief team worker
  • night care assistant
  • support worker (supported living)
  • key workers in residential/domiciliary/day care settings
  • palliative care hospice worker
  • home care support worker 
  • re-enablement worker
  • healthcare support service worker
  • clinical healthcare support worker
  • healthcare assistant
  • counsellor
  • bereavement support worker.

The qualification supports progression to further learning in the following areas: Horizontal progression into, for example:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 2 Diploma in Healthcare Support
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs
  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Working with Individuals with Learning Disabilities
  • Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
  • Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship

Vertical progression into, for example:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support
  • Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of End of Life Care
  • Level 3 Certificate in Stroke Care Management
  • Lead Adult Care Worker Apprenticeship
  • Senior Healthcare Support Worker Apprenticeship

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Course Details

Duration

Up to 12 weeks (dependent on how much time you study per week)

Study Type

Full time

Start Date

12/09/2022

Course Code

73107-01

Course Facts

History

The qualification is supported by employers in the Health and Social Care sector.

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