What is the course about?
Learners will develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of autism, which could support progression onto appropriate qualifications, and into relevant employment, in the health and social care sector.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
In order to undertake this course you must have English at Level 2. You will need to know how to use and have access to a device such as a computer, laptop or tablet due to the delivery of the course being online. An interview will be required.
What topics does the course cover?
In this course, you will learn how to adopt a positive approach to supporting individuals with autism, the current legislative framework 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 autism, how to develop an understanding of how individuals with autism may be vulnerable and the support workers role and responsibilities relating to safeguarding according to legislative requirements.
How will I be taught and assessed?
You will be provided with online learning materials which covers all aspects of your course. You will be required to complete assessments for each of the units within the course and submit these by the deadline dates provided at induction. You will be allocated an assessor at the start of your course and they will support you to ensure you have a successful outcome. IT skills will be developed throughout your course and basic English skills will be assessed and discussed on an ongoing basis.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
To be discussed at Interview.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
By completing the qualification, learners will develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of autism, which could support progression onto appropriate qualifications, and into relevant employment, in the health and social care sector.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
If you are interested in progressing to further study at the next level of vocational learning, the following qualifications are available:Level 3 or 4 Certificate or Diploma in Children's Workforce (Early Years Educator)NCFE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care, Residential ChildcareNCFE Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.