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Level 2 Certificate Understanding Autism

Subject Area

Health & Social Care

Student Type

Adults

Study Mode

Distance Learning

What is the course about?

This course is designed to develop your knowledge and awareness of autism. Autism is a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them. Having a clear understanding of the misconceptions, diagnoses, and support surrounding autism is essential when working in mental health. This valuable knowledge will be developed throughout the qualification.

Why should I choose the course?

This qualification is suitable for students who are already working with individuals with learning disabilities, or those who wish to enter this sector. Although the course is chiefly aimed at those working within healthcare or social care, it may also be useful for those working in education or housing support. The course will provide you with the knowledge and understanding you need to work with individuals with learning disabilities. You will also explore the principles of safeguarding and positive risk taking, as well as gaining an awareness of the autistic spectrum.

What will I learn?

The course will cover a wide range of modules, including:

  • Introduction to autism
  • Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
  • Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism
  • Sensory processing, perception, and cognition in individuals with autism
  • Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism
  • Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives

What will the course lead on to?

If you are already employed within this sector or hope to be in the future, this course will boost your skills and make a valuable addition to your CV. If you wish to study further, we have a range of relevant qualifications across this subject area, which can be viewed on our website. For more information, contact our Learner Services Team on 01925 494400 or learner.services@wvr.ac.uk.

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.

For further information on student support please visit: https://www.wvr.ac.uk/college-life/student-support/

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 specific entry requirements, but you should have access to and be able to use online learning platforms and be able to cope with level 2 literacy.

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.

Careers Information

Course options

Starts Aug 2022

Duration
20 Weeks
Class Times
TBC
Location
Distance Learning
Day(s)
In your own time
Adult Fee
Free*
16-18 Fee
Contact College

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

Fees Information
This course is FREE subject to terms & conditions. If you fail to complete the course you will be charged £100 to cover the cost of registration.

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