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Qualification name Certificate in Understanding Autism
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation NCFE
Course type Online
Course start date Flexible
Cost description This course is part of the Free Courses for Jobs offer and may be funded by the government for eligible adults. Check for eligibility at Free courses for jobs - GOV.UK (

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Lack of understanding of the condition makes individuals with autism and their families susceptible to isolation and mental health conditions. Therefore, it is crucial that those who work or want to work in the health and social care sector develop an in depth knowledge and understanding of autism. Not only will this help to give individuals with autism access to the support they need, but it will also contribute to dispelling the myths that exist about the condition. This course will equip learners with a strong knowledge of autism, including how to support individuals with the condition, the relevant legislative framework, the therapeutic interventions available and safeguarding responsibilities. This course is split into six manageable units: Unit 1: Autism in Context Unit 2: Positive Behavioural Support for Individuals with Autism Unit 3: Understand Support and Management of Transitions for Individuals with Autism Unit 4: Therapeutic Interventions and Support Available for Individuals with Autism and Co-occurring Conditions Unit 5: Communication and Social Interaction with Individuals with Autism Unit 6: Safeguarding and Resilience in Autism. - This course is delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where you study - Study will enhance both your personal skills and professional development - Personal Tutors are assigned to you to ensure you have the support needed to succeed."

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