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Childcare and Teacher Training

Understanding Autism Level 2 Part-Time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

The course is due to start in September 2024 and will run on Wednesdays 9:15am - 1:15pm. The course is expected to take 14 weeks to complete.

Entry requirements

You must be aged 19 years or over at the start of the course.

You will achieve

CACHE NCFE Level 2 Understanding Autism.

Course overview

This qualification aims to develop your understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism.

Course content

Autism is described by The National Autistic Society as a complex, lifelong developmental disability that typically appears during early childhood and can impact a person’s social skills, communication, relationships and self-regulation. Individual preference regarding terminology used for an individual on the autism spectrum may vary and must be valued and respected.

This course will develop your understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism. You will cover the person-centred approach and influence of positive communication methods, how to support positive behaviour, and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

You will study the following modules:

  • 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

Assessment will be through written assessment & group tasks.

Pen, paper and a digital device would be beneficial for you when producing their assignments although you can access college resources both inside and outside of class time.

Upon completion of this course, you could progress onto further study, including:

  •  Level 3 Diploma for the Children’s Workforce (Early Years Educator)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
  • Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism

How much does the course cost?

This course is FREE for all learners.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Understanding Autism Level 2 Part-Time

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