Understanding Autism

LEVEL 2 | Care Course | Length Dependent On Learner Ability

About the Course

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.


• Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
• Improve your understanding of theories relating to autism
• Further your personal and professional development
• Ensure you understand what is meant by autism and how it is diagnosed
• Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college

Course Units

• Unit 1 - Learn how individuals with autism process sensory information
• Unit 2 - Understand the characteristics that may be present in individuals with autism
• Unit 3 - Understand the conditions that commonly occur with autism
• Unit 4 - Learn the common misconceptions surrounding autism
• Unit 5 - Learn how speech, language and communication may differ in people with autism
• Unit 6 - Recognise how legislation and guidance underpins support

Is this course for me?

Is this course for me?
This course is fully funded and is available to anyone who falls within the eligibility requirements below: 

• Age 19+ 
• EU / UK Resident for 3+ years

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