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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Course overview

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 mental health.

Learning Aim

“This qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop an understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism.
This qualification aims to:

* develop learners’ understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism covering the person-centered approach and influence of positive communication methods, how to support positive behavior and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

The objective of this qualification is to help learners to:
* progress within employment in a variety of sectors, and in a number of job roles where an
understanding of autism and knowledge of how to support people with autism is required.
* Throughout this qualification specification, as in the Department of Health Adult Autism Strategy, we’ve used the term ‘autism’ as an umbrella term for all autistic
spectrum conditions, including Asperger syndrome.”

Learning outcomes

A statement of what a learner will know, understand or be able to do as a result of a process of learning. As well as achieve an NCFE CACHE LEVEL 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism which is a nationaly accredited and recognized qualification.

Course content unit 1

“This unit contains four sections:

Section 1: Introduction to autism
Section 2: Using a person-centered approach to support individuals with autism
Section 3: Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism
Section 4: Extension activities “

Course content unit 2

“This unit contains four sections:

Section 1: Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism
Section 2: Supporting positive behavior inj individuals with autism
Section 3: Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives
Section 4: Extension activities “

Course code

3267


Awarding Body

NCFE CACHE


Duration of course

6-weeks


Number of assessments

2-units


Delivery method

Online or Paper-based


Assessment method

Portfolio of evidence which is marked via an assigned tutor. Assessing knowledge/understanding. All units must be assessed in line with the Assessment Strategy.

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