Certificate in Understanding Autism
Statistics show that 700,000 people in the UK are known to be on the autism spectrum – approximately 1 in 100. With this figure likely to be even higher given how many may yet be undiagnosed, it is vital that knowledge and understanding of autism is increased.
This course will equip you with a detailed understanding of autism, including the different types of autism, the triad of impairments, related conditions such as Sensory Processing Disorder, legislation and guidance relating to autism, and best practice for autism.
Units covered in this programme include:
– Signs, indicators and diagnosis of autism
– Sources of information, support, legislation and guidance relevant to autism
– Living with autism
– Best practice relating to autism
Each unit is assessed through short answer questions of at least one paragraph. Assessments are completed online via our online assessment platform or you can request paper-based assessments that you will need to post back to us.
You must be over 19 and have been resident in the UK for at least three years. If you are aged 19-23, you must hold a full Level 2 qualification.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course. This is a knowledge-based qualification and therefore a good level of literacy, reading and writing is essential.
You may wish to enrol onto other Level 2 subject-specific qualifications or progress onto higher-level courses.
Facilities and resources
If you wish to study fully online, full details on how to access the platform will be emailed after your induction call.
If you have requested workbooks with online assessments, your books will be posted to you after your induction call. Once you have received these you will be emailed full details to access the platform.
If you want to complete the paper-based assessments you will have the option to request these when you enrol.
Q: How long will this course take to complete?
A: This is a distance/home study course, so you can study at your own pace and at a time to suit you within a 16 week period. A subject specialist tutor will be allocated to you and you can email them should you have any questions relating to your course. It is important that you can work independently and be dedicated to set time aside each week for your studies, we recommend that you allow a minimum of 8 to 10 hours a week. Remember that your study time counts towards your CPD – Continuing Professional Development.
Q: How much does this course cost?
A: There is no cost for this qualification. However, if you do not complete your course inside the agreed timescale without a valid reason there will be a charge of £125.
Q: How do I apply?
A: To apply for this course click the Apply Now button or for further information call our Distance Learning Team on 01271 852354 or email email@example.com
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Why Petroc should be your first choice
Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.
We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community.
Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments.
We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.