Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

This online level 2 certificate in understanding Autism is designed for those who wish to develop an understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism.

This course includes the following units.

Unit 01: Introduction to Autism

In this unit you will

  • Learn what is meant by autism
  • Understand theories and diagnosis
  • Look at common misconceptions associated with autism and conditions that can co-occur with autism

Unit 02: Using a Person-Centred Approach

In this unit you will:

Learn to use a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism, incorporating the preferences and needs of the individual

Look at legislation and guidance

Discover support networks available to individuals and families

Unit 03: Communication and Social Interaction

In this unit you will:

Learn about the potential delays and difficulties in speech, language, and social development sometimes faced by individuals with autism

Identify methods and strategies that could be used when communicating with those with autism

Unit 04: Sensory Processing, Perception and Cognition

In this unit you will:

Understand sensory processing, perception, and cognition in individuals with autism - This includes looking at hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity

Consider how to the support the sensory needs of those with autism

Unit 05: Supporting Positive Behaviour

In this unit you will:

Understand individuals’ behaviours in the context of autism

Identify how to support positive behaviour and help individuals to develop coping strategies

Unit 06: Supporting Individuals with Autism to Live Healthy and Fulfilled Lives

In this unit you will:

Learn how to support individuals through transitions and life events

Learn how to maintain their personal safety, and how to access services, facilities, and employment opportunities

Gain an understanding of what it’s like for an individual to live with autism

Course dates and times

Please get in touch below for course dates and times.

Course cost:

The cost of this course is free/£342.

1) Free - if you earn less than £20,319 annual gross salary or are on a means-tested benefit.

2) Payment help available - if you earn more than £20,319 (annual gross salary) but are on a low-income, we might be able to help pay part or all of your course fees. Email: learning@inspireculture.org.uk for an application form or if you have any questions.

3) Co-funded - if you are on a higher-income, the government will pay approximately half of your course fees. 

For more information, please call 01623 677 200 or email learning@inspireculture.org.uk.