Understanding Autism Level 2 Certificate – Online/Distance Learning

Adult Skills & Training

Date (from)



E-Learning - 23rd September 2022


Course introduction

Autism is a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them.

There are around 700,000 people in the UK with autism, which is more than one in every 100.

Having a clear understanding of the misconceptions, diagnoses and support surrounding autism are just some of the essential skills needed when working in mental health.

Course structure

You will study the following units:

  • Introduction to autism
  • Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
  • Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism
  • Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism
  • Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism
  • Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives

Information & support

As a learner you will:

  • Engage with the programme for 18 weeks.
  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification.
  • Improve your understanding of theories relating to autism.
  • Further your personal and professional development.
  • Understand what is meant by autism and how it is diagnosed.
  • Learn without the need to attend college.

Course fees & Duration

This course is fully funded for those who are 19+ and a UK/EU resident. 

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