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Understanding Autism Certificate Level 2

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    Part Time

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    14 Weeks

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    Distance Learning

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    Anytime

$

This Level 2 Understanding Autism Certificate is designed for anyone who has an interest in improving their knowledge and understanding of autism. It will explain techniques available to support individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives. The term 'autism' is used to include all autistic spectrum conditions, including Asperger syndrome. It is ideal for anyone working, or hoping to work in the education sector as Continual Professional Development (CPD) or those who support family/friends with autism.

It will aid you in understanding and being able to apply key themes such as diagnosis, sources of information and support, and best practice relating to autism.

What will I do?

During the Level 2 Understanding Autism Certificate you will study the below units:

  • Unit 1 - Signs, symptoms and diagnosis of autism
  • Unit 2 - Sources of information and support, legislation, and policy relevant to autism
  • Unit 3 - Living with autism
  • Unit 4 - Best practice relating to autism

These will be assessed over six pieces of work, over three workbooks. These are structured in this way to enable better progression through the qualification.

As this is an adult learning course, you will need to be aged be 19+ as at 31st August prior to the start of the current academic year. You will also need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in English/Literacy or equivalent, as the course requires you write your answers for assessment purposes. We can provide the opportunity to complete your Level 1 English course by following the link below:

English and Maths

We can also assess your English/Literacy level before you enrol for the Distance Learning course to see if you are currently working to this level. Please contact distancelearning@boston.ac.uk to request further information.

To assist in completion of this qualification, it may help to be working in, or have access to, the chosen sector. If you already have a higher-level qualification in this specialism, it may impact on your eligibility.

Distance Learning course are studied from home, work, or any location you wish.

This course can be studied via any of the below methods:

  • Fully online learning and assessment
  • Paper-based learning with hand written assessment
  • Paper-based learning with online assessment

This course is currently being subsidised by Boston College and is therefore FREE* of charge.

We do accept that sometimes there are exceptional circumstances that prohibit you from completing these courses. If you find yourself struggling with the qualification, our support staff will always try to help you find a workable resolution. However, if you are studying a free course and choose to withdraw, you may have to pay a non-completion fee of £85 to cover the administration costs, materials and registration fees.

*subject to eligibility.

You will be allocated your own study pack, (online or paper-based), and will be supported by a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will work through a series of tasks and activities to assist in gaining the qualification.

There are six assessments, over three workbooks.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a better understanding of the subject, which may improve your career prospects. You could also progress onto other qualifications in this field, or further Distance Learning courses to continue your CPD.

Other Distance Learning courses that may be of interest are:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Health and Social Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Other options for further study are:

  • Higher Education Qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Adult Learning Courses

How to Apply.

Applying for a course is easy, just click ‘Apply for this course’ below.

Alternatively for more information on this course, please call our Information Line on 01205 313218

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