Understanding Autism Level 2

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.

Available throughout England: Please note if you live in the West Midlands, Liverpool, Greater Manchester, or the Greater London area, we can’t currently match you to a funded course.

Course Fees

Free

Course Delivery

Digital or Paper-based

Course Duration

6 to 12 Weeks

Awarding Body

NCFE / CACHE / TQUK

Course Content

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