Understanding Autism Distance Learning Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

Please email distancelearningteam@btc.ac.uk or call 01823 366612 for more information and to apply.

This course will be delivered online or paper-based over 36 weeks. Guided learning hours 189. This qualification is designed for learners who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of autism. Successful completion of this qualification will allow learners to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of autism, which would support progression onto appropriate qualifications and into employment within the health and social care sector.

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

Understanding Autism

Section 1- Understand the historical context of autism

Section 2- Understand the diagnosis and characteristics of autism

Section 3- Understand the legislative framework applicable to autism

Section 4- Understand how autism is represented in society

Positive behavioural support for individuals with autism

Section 1-Understand behaviour within the context of autism

Section 2-Understand how to promote an autism-friendly environment

Section 3-Understand how to promote individual positive behaviouralsupport

Section 4-Understand the interventions used in behaviour support

Understand support and management of transitions for individuals with autism

Section 1- Understand how transitions can affect people with autism

Section 2- Understand how to support young people with autism to make the transition into adulthood.

Section 3- Understand how to support individuals with autism into employment

Therapeutic intervention and support available for individuals with autism and co-occurring conditions

Section 1-Understand the range of therapeutic interventions available to individuals with autism.

Section 2-Understand the services available to individuals with autism and their families

Section 3-Understand co-occurring conditions and their treatment

Communication and social interaction with individuals with autism

Section 1-Understand the differences in social interaction and communication associated with autism

Section 2-Understand how own communication can be adapted to support positive interactions and communication with individuals with autism

Section 3-Understand a range of strategies and aids used to support communication and social interaction for individuals with autism

Safeguarding and resilience in autism

Section 1-Understand how to raise concerns about potential or actual harm, abuse or exploitation

Section 2-Understand how to support the health, safety and well-being of individuals

Section 3-Understand how the legislative framework safeguards children, young people and adults with autism

Section 4-Understand how and when restrictive practices might be used within legal guidelines

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 awareded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studies.

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‘The course provided me with the opportunity to understand my son’s condition and how best to support him and other individuals with disabilities that I work with’

- Rebecca, Understanding Autism, Level 2 Distance Learning

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