understanding autism

Level 2 certificate


Funding: Fully funded for people aged 19+, EU residents for min. three years

Awarding Organisation: Various

Level: 2

Size: Certificate

Duration: 12 weeks


Autism is a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them. There are around 700,000 people in the UK with autism – more than 1 in every 100. Having a clear understanding of the misconceptions, diagnoses and support surrounding autism are just some of the essential skills needed when working in social care.


 Course Content


  • How individuals with autism process sensory information
  • Characteristics that may be present in individuals with autism
  • Conditions that commonly occur with autism
  • Common misconceptions surrounding autism
  • How speech, language and communication may differ in people with autism
  • Recognise how legislation and guidance underpins support



Mandatory units


  • Introduction to autism
  • Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
  • Communication and social interaction
  • Sensory processing, perception and cognition
  • Supporting positive behaviour
  • Recognise how legislation and guidance underpins support


CALL US on 0114 281 5761 to apply today or download an application form here.

Understanding Autism