Level 3 Understanding Autism
Health & Social Care
What is the course about?
More than 1 in every 100 people in the UK have an autism diagnosis. This level 3 course is designed for students who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of the condition as well as the challenges and strengths that autistic people may experience. You will learn about characteristics, diagnosis, and how understanding and different theories surrounding autism have developed over time. Within this qualification, the term ‘autism’ is used as an umbrella term for all autistic spectrum conditions, including Asperger’s syndrome.
Why should I choose the course?
By completing this course, you can achieve a nationally recognised level 3 qualification. The distance learning format enables you to learn at a time that suits you, without the need to attend college.
What will I learn?
This course will cover the following topics:
- Autism in context
- Positive behavioural support for autistic individuals
- Support and management of transitions for autistic individuals
- Therapeutic interventions and support available for autistic individuals and co-occurring conditions
- Safeguarding and resilience in autism.
What will the course lead on to?
Upon completion of this course, there are a wide variety of level 2 and level 3 distance learning courses that you may wish to complete.
What support is available?
We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.
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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?
Warrington & Vale Royal College has been rated as a good college in the latest Ofsted inspection. It has an excellent reputation for vocational courses and responds to specific business needs when requested. The tutors at Warrington & Vale Royal College are highly experienced in their fields and have a great deal of industry knowledge to impart. Our distance learning courses are delivered entirely online, allowing you to benefit from expert teaching in the comfort of your own home.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no formal entry requirements, but you will be expected to have a pre-enrolment meeting/conversation to assess that this is the right level and subject course for you. You must be able to cope with level 3 study skills to complete this course.
What are my funding options?
For further information on funding, please contact the Learner Services Team on 01925 494400.
Are there any additional costs associated with the course?
There are no specific extra costs apart from access to IT and the internet, as well as any books/stationery you wish to purchase yourself..
Monday 23 May 2022
08:30 - 17:00
Warrington & Winsford campuses
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