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Understanding Autism - Level 2

Course code: XPZV015P

Subject area: Online Courses

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 2

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Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2025

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01235 555 585

This free online qualification is designed for individuals who wish to gain a comprehensive understanding of autism and learn how to provide effective support to individuals with autism. The course is free subject to students meeting the government funding criteria detailed below.
The course aims to develop learners' understanding of autism, emphasizing the principles of supporting individuals with autism, including person-centred approaches and the use of positive communication methods. It covers topics like supporting positive behaviour and enabling individuals with autism to lead fulfilling lives. The course is geared towards helping learners advance in a range of sectors requiring knowledge of autism and expertise in supporting individuals with autism.
Course units
Unit 01: Introduction to autism
Unit 02: Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
Unit 03: Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism
Unit 04: Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism
Unit 05: Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism
Unit 06: Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives
What next?
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
• Level 3 Diploma for the Children's Workforce (Early Years Educator)
• Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
• Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
• Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England)
• Level 3 Award in Supporting Children and Young People with Autism
• Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services
• Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support
Entry criteria
Learners must be aged 19 or above and have not previously completed a similar qualification to qualify for funding. Some courses may have additional specific prerequisites. Funding requirements can be discussed in detail upon enquiry.
Fee information
This course is free to the learner if eligible for funding from the Adult Education Budget (AEB). The Adult Education Budget (AEB) is a fund that has been set up by the government to help support the delivery of education and training to people aged 19 and over. If you meet the eligibility criteria below, you can access this course for free.

To be eligible for the AEB funding, you must meet the following criteria:

- Must be aged 19 or over (if aged between 19-23, you must already have a minimum Full Level 2 or equivalent qualification)

- Must not have previously completed the course you are wanting to enrol on or another course where the content is similar

- Must not be currently enrolled on any other government funded education programme, either with The Skills Network or any other college/provider

- Must have been living in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years

- Must live in England

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £456.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £456.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism (601/6330/6)
Learning & method assessment
This course is taught online and can be accessed remotely.