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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

This Course at a Glance

  • Gain a deeper insight into all autistic spectrum conditions
  • Study everything from legal frameworks to the importance of professional diagnosis
  • Provides a stepping stone to Level 3 studies, or entry-level support roles
  • Suitable for those personally affected by autism, or those looking to upskill and support autism in the workplace
  • Ofqual regulated qualification
  • 100% online learning

About Your Course

If you’re looking to develop your knowledge and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and how to support individuals on the autism spectrum to live healthy and fulfilled lives, this course is for you.

Whether you’re looking to begin a career in a support role, upskill to provide autism support in your current job, or to better understand the needs of someone with autism in your personal life, the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism will help.

The course provides a comprehensive understanding of autistic spectrum conditions, including core traits, sensory processing, and societal challenges. This knowledge can enhance your understanding and empathy towards individuals you assist with autism, fostering stronger relationships and support.

By learning best practices for interaction, you can effectively communicate and engage with individuals with autism, respecting their needs and preferences. This leads to more meaningful connections and reduces potential misunderstandings. You’ll also gain insights into the impact of autism on families and be able to offer more informed support. This broader understanding can be valuable in advocating for inclusive communities and promoting acceptance of neurodiversity.

By equipping you with knowledge, skills, and empathy, this online course can enhance your professional prospects, strengthen personal relationships, and contribute to a more inclusive society for individuals with autism.

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online learning provider, offering a wide variety of online courses across multiple industries, empowering people to reach their full potential.

This online Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism is accredited by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) and regulated by Ofqual. So, you can rest assured knowing that you’ll be receiving high-quality education during your studies.

Modules

Unit 1: Common traits and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand autistic spectrum conditions
  • Understand the dyad of impairments
  • Understand the importance of professional diagnosis of autism spectrum conditions

Unit 2: Sources of information, support, legislation, and guidance relevant to Autism Spectrum Conditions

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand legislation and guidance relevant to autism spectrum conditions
  • Understand ways to support individuals on the autism spectrum
  • Understand help and support available for individuals with autism spectrum conditions

Unit 3: Living with Autism Spectrum Conditions

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the effect autism spectrum conditions has on experiences
  • Understand the effect autism spectrum conditions may have on an individual’s sensory experiences
  • Understand the impacts of autism spectrum conditions on the family of an individual on the autism spectrum
  • Understand societal impact upon individuals on the autism spectrum person with autism
  • Understand the impact of the physical environment upon individuals on the autism spectrum

Unit 4: Best practice relating to Autism Spectrum Conditions

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand best practice in providing support to individuals on the autism spectrum
  • Understand best practice when interacting with individuals on the autism spectrum
  • Understand best practice in managing sensory needs of individuals on the autism spectrum
  • Understand best practice in managing behaviours of individuals on the autism spectrum
  • Understand best practice in supporting individuals on the autism spectrum to manage their own behaviour
  • Understand best practice in protecting individuals on the autism spectrum

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level two in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Minimum Age Restriction

You must be aged 16+ to enrol on this course.

Average Completion Timeframe

You have 24 months to complete your course.

Assessment Requirements

You will be assessed through written questions that will test the knowledge you have gained throughout the course.

Certification Timeframe

Learners typically receive their certification within 12 weeks, though this can be longer if an EQA sample is required.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

You will be assessed through written questions that will test the knowledge you have gained throughout the course. 

TQUK

TQUK logo

After successfully completing this course, you will gain the TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism (RQF) (Qualification code: 603/2942/7). This is an Ofqual regulated qualification.

Established in 2013, Training Qualifications UK are one of the most forward-thinking and agile Awarding Organisations in the UK. They work closely with both employers and providers to ensure learners receive qualifications that have impact in the workplace and help learners succeed in all walks of life.

Established in 2013, Training Qualifications UK are one of the most forward-thinking and agile Awarding Organisations in the UK. They work closely with both employers and providers to ensure learners receive qualifications that have impact in the workplace and help learners succeed in all walks of life.

Understanding autism is becoming increasingly important in various professions, including education, healthcare, social care, customer service, and even corporate HR. This certificate demonstrates your awareness and skills in supporting individuals with autism, making you stand out to potential employers.

If you’re looking to go directly into work in a related role after completing this course, you could pursue entry-level jobs such as:

  • Learning support worker
  • Care assistant
  • Mental health support worker
  • Residential support worker

Further Qualifications and Prospects 

Successful learners can progress to related Level 3 qualifications to continue their learning and access higher level roles in related areas. This could include our:

Learners who are currently in a related role, and are using this course to complete their Continuing Professional Development (CPD), could also look at completing courses such as:

  • SALE Savings End Midnight Thursday 29th February
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Thursday 29th February

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

This Course at a Glance

  • Gain a deeper insight into all autistic spectrum conditions
  • Study everything from legal frameworks to the importance of professional diagnosis
  • Provides a stepping stone to Level 3 studies, or entry-level support roles
  • Suitable for those personally affected by autism, or those looking to upskill and support autism in the workplace
  • Ofqual regulated qualification
  • 100% online learning

About Your Course

If you’re looking to develop your knowledge and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and how to support individuals on the autism spectrum to live healthy and fulfilled lives, this course is for you.

Whether you’re looking to begin a career in a support role, upskill to provide autism support in your current job, or to better understand the needs of someone with autism in your personal life, the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism will help.

The course provides a comprehensive understanding of autistic spectrum conditions, including core traits, sensory processing, and societal challenges. This knowledge can enhance your understanding and empathy towards individuals you assist with autism, fostering stronger relationships and support.

By learning best practices for interaction, you can effectively communicate and engage with individuals with autism, respecting their needs and preferences. This leads to more meaningful connections and reduces potential misunderstandings. You’ll also gain insights into the impact of autism on families and be able to offer more informed support. This broader understanding can be valuable in advocating for inclusive communities and promoting acceptance of neurodiversity.

By equipping you with knowledge, skills, and empathy, this online course can enhance your professional prospects, strengthen personal relationships, and contribute to a more inclusive society for individuals with autism.

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online learning provider, offering a wide variety of online courses across multiple industries, empowering people to reach their full potential.

This online Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism is accredited by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) and regulated by Ofqual. So, you can rest assured knowing that you’ll be receiving high-quality education during your studies.

Modules

Unit 1: Common traits and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand autistic spectrum conditions
  • Understand the dyad of impairments
  • Understand the importance of professional diagnosis of autism spectrum conditions

Unit 2: Sources of information, support, legislation, and guidance relevant to Autism Spectrum Conditions

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand legislation and guidance relevant to autism spectrum conditions
  • Understand ways to support individuals on the autism spectrum
  • Understand help and support available for individuals with autism spectrum conditions

Unit 3: Living with Autism Spectrum Conditions

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the effect autism spectrum conditions has on experiences
  • Understand the effect autism spectrum conditions may have on an individual’s sensory experiences
  • Understand the impacts of autism spectrum conditions on the family of an individual on the autism spectrum
  • Understand societal impact upon individuals on the autism spectrum person with autism
  • Understand the impact of the physical environment upon individuals on the autism spectrum

Unit 4: Best practice relating to Autism Spectrum Conditions

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand best practice in providing support to individuals on the autism spectrum
  • Understand best practice when interacting with individuals on the autism spectrum
  • Understand best practice in managing sensory needs of individuals on the autism spectrum
  • Understand best practice in managing behaviours of individuals on the autism spectrum
  • Understand best practice in supporting individuals on the autism spectrum to manage their own behaviour
  • Understand best practice in protecting individuals on the autism spectrum

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements however learners should have a minimum of level two in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Minimum Age Restriction

You must be aged 16+ to enrol on this course.

Average Completion Timeframe

You have 24 months to complete your course.

Assessment Requirements

You will be assessed through written questions that will test the knowledge you have gained throughout the course.

Certification Timeframe

Learners typically receive their certification within 12 weeks, though this can be longer if an EQA sample is required.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

You will be assessed through written questions that will test the knowledge you have gained throughout the course. 

Qualifications

TQUK

TQUK logo

After successfully completing this course, you will gain the TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism (RQF) (Qualification code: 603/2942/7). This is an Ofqual regulated qualification.

Established in 2013, Training Qualifications UK are one of the most forward-thinking and agile Awarding Organisations in the UK. They work closely with both employers and providers to ensure learners receive qualifications that have impact in the workplace and help learners succeed in all walks of life.

Established in 2013, Training Qualifications UK are one of the most forward-thinking and agile Awarding Organisations in the UK. They work closely with both employers and providers to ensure learners receive qualifications that have impact in the workplace and help learners succeed in all walks of life.

Understanding autism is becoming increasingly important in various professions, including education, healthcare, social care, customer service, and even corporate HR. This certificate demonstrates your awareness and skills in supporting individuals with autism, making you stand out to potential employers.

If you’re looking to go directly into work in a related role after completing this course, you could pursue entry-level jobs such as:

  • Learning support worker
  • Care assistant
  • Mental health support worker
  • Residential support worker

Further Qualifications and Prospects 

Successful learners can progress to related Level 3 qualifications to continue their learning and access higher level roles in related areas. This could include our:

Learners who are currently in a related role, and are using this course to complete their Continuing Professional Development (CPD), could also look at completing courses such as:

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