Understanding Autism

Autism is a spectrum condition that a ects 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 quali cation
  • Improve your understanding of theories relatingto 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

What will I study?:

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to Autism
  • Unit 2 – Using a Person-Centred Approach to Support Individuals with Autism
  • Unit 3 – Communication and Social Interaction in Individuals with Autism
  • Unit 4 – Sensory Processing, Perception and Cognition in Individuals with Autism
  • Unit 5 – Supporting Positive Behaviour in Individuals with Autism
  • Unit 6 – Supporting Individuals with Autism to Live Healthy and Ful lled Lives

Eligibility Criteria

  • Aged 19+ (born before 01/09/1997)
  • Lived in the EU for 3 years


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