Understanding Autism Distance Learning Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The duration of this course is 16-20 weeks. Guided learning hours are 8-10 hours per week dependent upon knowledge of the subject.

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

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

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.

Course Summary

Course Title Understanding Autism Distance Learning Level 2
Entry Requirements

Eligibility for FREE Level 2 Distance Learning courses:



  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/19

  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years

  • Must currently reside in England, in a postal code outside of
    Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley,
    the West Midlands
    and WECA (West of England Combined
    Authority).

  • If aged 19-23, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in any
    subject (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 Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2).

  • If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.

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

Campus
Start Date
Level  
Day(s)  
Start Time  
End Time  
Fees  
Code  
Duration  
Remaining Places  

Spotlight

The staff have been very supportive they will do anything to help whether it be staying late or putting in 100% to make the lessons more suited to you. The staff have backgrounds in the specific course in which you want to take which helps to get another person’s view on what it’s like to work in the sector and also the course covers all areas of the subject and there is nothing that isn’t covered within the syllabus and modules.

Lauren Pierce - Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

Additional Information

Add to Shortlist

© 2020 Bridgwater & Taunton College, Bath Road, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 4PZ, United Kingdom | Terms / Privacy / Cookies | Accessibility Made by Wave