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Understanding Autism Certificate Level 2

The qualification aims to assess learners’ knowledge and understanding of what is meant by Autism and the theories used in diagnosing the condition. You will look at common misconceptions associated with autism and conditions that can co-occur.

There are six units to complete in two workbooks:
1. Introduction to autism
2. Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
3. Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism
4. Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism
5. Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism
6. Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives

Course Info

Level 2 - Intermediate
Subject Area
Health & Social Care
Course Type
Adult Part-Time
James Watt Campus
Next Start Date
Course Length
24 weeks

Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for learners aged 18 and above.

Delivery and Assessment

You will be provided with your Induction paperwork, Workbooks and Assessment Books. You will agree with your assessor how you will meet all of the Learning Outcomes to complete the award. You will be allocated specific deadline dates to complete each Assessment Book. You will complete 2 workbooks of questions which will cover the award specification.


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