Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

This is a Distance Learning course, so there is no need to attend College.

This course will be delivered online or paper-based over 16 - 20 weeks. Guided learning hours: 152.

Who is the course for?

This qualification aims to increase your knowledge of autism, the diagnostic process and legislation.

What does the course involve?

As part of this course you will study six mandatory untis:

UNIT 1 - Understanding mental health

  • Section 1 Understand what is meant by ‘autism’
  • Section 2 Know theories that relate to autism
  • Section 3 Know how autism is diagnosed
  • Section 4 Understand the characteristics that may be present in individuals with autism
  • Section 5 Know about conditions that commonly co-occur with autism
  • Section 6 Understand common misconceptions surrounding autism

UNIT 2 - Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism

  • Section 1 Know how legislation and guidance underpins support for individuals with autism
  • Section 2 Understand how to support individuals with autism using a person-centred approach

UNIT 3 - Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism

  • Section 1 Understand speech, language and communication in individuals with autism
  • Section 2 Understand how social interaction may differ in individuals with autism
  • Section 3 Know strategies that are used to support communication and social interaction for individuals with autism

UNIT 4 - Sensory processing, perception and cognitition in individuals with autism

  • Section 1 Understand how individuals with autism process sensory information
  • Section 2 Know how to recognise and support sensory needs
  • Section 3 Understand the cognitive differences individuals with autism may have in processing information

UNIT 5 - Supporting positive behaviour individuals with autism

  • Section 1 Understand behaviour within the context of autism
  • Section 2 Know how to support positive behaviour
  • Section 3 Understand how to support individuals to develop coping strategies

UNIT 6 - Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives

  • Section 1 Understand the experience of living with autism
  • Section 2 Know how to support individuals to maintain their personal safety
  • Section 3 Understand the purpose of positive risk taking
  • Section 4 Know how to support individuals with transitions and life events
  • Section 5 Know how to support individuals to access services and facilities
  • Section 6 Know how to support individuals with employment

Entry Requirements

  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/16
  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years
  • Must currently reside in England
  • Must have a full Level 2 qualification or above (i.e QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2)

or

  • Unemployed and claiming benefits, and using the qualification to obtain work.

*An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from the course.

What are the assessment methods?

Assessments are due at the end of each unit. Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning. A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

What are the College attendance requirements?

As a Distance Learning course, there is no need to attend College.

For further information or advice, please contact the Distance Learning team:
01823 366612 distancelearningteam@btc.ac.uk

Awarding Body

NCFE CACHE

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