Understanding Autism Level 3

There are around 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the UK – that’s more than 1 in 100. According to the National Autistic Society, if you include their families, autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people. In fact, in the last thirty years, the number of people diagnosed with autism has increased 25 fold. This is because of the general increased awareness of autism, improved diagnosis, and the inclusion of a wider range of forms of autism, such as Asperger syndrome.

This increased awareness has led to many improvements. There are now many fantastic examples of well-informed, inclusive, and empowering environments that enable individuals with autism to thrive. However, individuals with autism and their families continue to face many problems and challenges, and these need to be tackled.

As this course is at level 3 the following restrictions apply.

  • Candidates must currently reside in one of the following regions, North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire & Humberside, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, Nottinghamshire, or Derbyshire.
  • Candidates must be aged 19 years or over as of the 31st of August 2021
  • Candidates must have lived in the UK for the last 3 years or more.

If you do not meet the criteria please look at our Level 2 qualifications.

Course Fees


Course Delivery

Digital or Paper-based

Course Duration

6 to 12 Weeks

Awarding Body


Course Content

To be awarded the Certificate, learners are required to successfully complete 6 mandatory units.

Mandatory units

  • Unit 01 – Autism in context
  • Unit 02 – Positive behavioural support for individuals with autism
  • Unit 03 – Understand support and management of transitions for individuals with autism
  • Unit 04 – Therapeutic interventions and support available for individuals with autism and co-occurring conditions
  • Unit 05 – Communication and social interaction with individuals with autism
  • Unit 06 – Safeguarding and resilience in autism.