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Autism Awareness
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Autism Awareness

The Autism Awareness course aims to develop your understanding of the diverse condition of autism and gives practical suggestions when working with autistic individuals.

Autism refers to a whole range of social, language and communication problems. Severity ranges from mild and often undiagnosed to severe, where it is almost impossible for people to successfully engage in society.

The aim of this course is to provide a better awareness of the term “autism” and “autistic spectrum disorder” (ASD) and how to support individuals with autism.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

 

Module 1

Outline of Learning Disabilities

  • Introduction (to include the myths, what is and what is not)
  • How Learning disabilities can affect social and emotional development of children and young people.
  • Outline and understand the different Learning disabilities

Module 2

  • The definition of Autism
  • The difference between autism and Asperger’s syndrome
  • The three different conditions within the autistic spectrum
  • The difficulties encompassed with social interaction, communication and imagination which affect the learning of a young person with ASD

Module 3

Causes of Autism

  • Genetic & environmental causes of autism.
  • Diagnosing Autism in Children
  • Diagnosing Autism in Adults
  • The gender differences

Module 4

Explaining Autistic Behaviour

  • Understanding the concept of challenging behaviour
  • Recognising characteristics of autism through childrens behaviour
  • The ‘theory of mind’, and of how lack of this this affects young people with ASD

Module 5

Communication and Language

  • Process involved in receptive language
  • Process of expressive language
  •  Strengths and weaknesses of the speech, language and communication skills of a young person with autism Spectrum Disorder

Module 6

Approaches to Autism

  • Person centred approach
  • Planning to meet individual needs
  • Planning for social inclusion

Module 7

Practical suggestions when working with Autism

  • Practical considerations
  • Suggestions to create a safe environment
  • Visual Strategies
  • Aspects of non-verbal communication and their role in supporting someone with Autism

Module 8

Ethical, Legal and Organisational Issues

  • Outline possible challenges for
    • Worker
    • Family
  • Outline avenues for support and helpful resources

 

 

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Autism Awareness Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Autism Awareness

The Autism Awareness course aims to develop your understanding of the diverse condition of autism and gives practical suggestions when working with autistic individuals.

Autism refers to a whole range of social, language and communication problems. Severity ranges from mild and often undiagnosed to severe, where it is almost impossible for people to successfully engage in society.

The aim of this course is to provide a better awareness of the term “autism” and “autistic spectrum disorder” (ASD) and how to support individuals with autism.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

 

Module 1

Outline of Learning Disabilities

  • Introduction (to include the myths, what is and what is not)
  • How Learning disabilities can affect social and emotional development of children and young people.
  • Outline and understand the different Learning disabilities

Module 2

  • The definition of Autism
  • The difference between autism and Asperger’s syndrome
  • The three different conditions within the autistic spectrum
  • The difficulties encompassed with social interaction, communication and imagination which affect the learning of a young person with ASD

Module 3

Causes of Autism

  • Genetic & environmental causes of autism.
  • Diagnosing Autism in Children
  • Diagnosing Autism in Adults
  • The gender differences

Module 4

Explaining Autistic Behaviour

  • Understanding the concept of challenging behaviour
  • Recognising characteristics of autism through childrens behaviour
  • The ‘theory of mind’, and of how lack of this this affects young people with ASD

Module 5

Communication and Language

  • Process involved in receptive language
  • Process of expressive language
  •  Strengths and weaknesses of the speech, language and communication skills of a young person with autism Spectrum Disorder

Module 6

Approaches to Autism

  • Person centred approach
  • Planning to meet individual needs
  • Planning for social inclusion

Module 7

Practical suggestions when working with Autism

  • Practical considerations
  • Suggestions to create a safe environment
  • Visual Strategies
  • Aspects of non-verbal communication and their role in supporting someone with Autism

Module 8

Ethical, Legal and Organisational Issues

  • Outline possible challenges for
    • Worker
    • Family
  • Outline avenues for support and helpful resources

 

 

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Endorsement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Autism Awareness Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

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