Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism - MK College

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

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The Certificate in Understanding Autism is designed for those who wish to develop their understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism. Different spectrums of autistic disorders and how they can affect people in a variety of ways are explored, as well as the importance of positive communication methods and using a person-centred approach to support individuals.

What will I do?

This Online Understanding Autism course comprises 6 units:

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to autism
  • Unit 2 – Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
  • Unit 3 – Communicating 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 fulfilled lives

*Funding is subject to learners meeting set eligibility criteria; this may be discussed prior to the start of any course. Learners must be aged 19+ and have lived in the EU for the past three years. Please note that a withdrawal fee of £90 is payable if learners decide to withdraw from the course.

What’s next?

By undertaking this understanding autism course, you will gain formal recognition by obtaining a nationally recognised qualification. This will enable you to further your own continuous professional development, which could support you in improving your career prospects. You can also progress onto further qualifications upon completetion of our online course.

Is it for me?

Our online Understanding Autism course is designed for practitioners working with adults and children across the autism spectrum, and for those working in schools, further and higher education, care, support or therapeutic services.


Students must be at least 19 years of age to enrol for this Understanding Autism course.

Applicants ages 19-23 are eligible if they are already achieved a fully Level 2 qualification or equivalent. Please contact us for clarification if required.

Applicants aged 24+ do not require any prior academic qualifications, but need a reasonable level of English language ability in order to complete a distance learning course.

Applicants must have lived in the UK for the last three years, currently reside in England, with a postcode outside of London, Greater Manchester, Greater London, Liverpool, Tees Valley Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, West Midlands, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Wets of England, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland. Please contact providers in your local area for alternative options.

Course Information

  1. Understanding Autism – Level 2 Certificate








    • FEES

    • 19 – 23

      Fully Funded

    • 24+

      Fully Funded

    • Overseas


This course is only Fully Funded if you are over 19 years old, have been living in the UK for 3 years or more, and are not from a devolved area (e.g. Greater Manchester, Liverpool, West of England, West Midlands, Tees Valley, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, London or Greater London).


Our understanding autism course duration is 10 weeks, and requires 4-6 hours of study per week. Course start dates are flexible, but learners are expected to successfully complete the programme of study within the allocated timescale.


Learners will receive a nationally recognised qualification by successfully completing this course. The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism is awarded by TQUK.


The course requires two assessments to be completed and passed to achieve the qualification. Students are allocated a tutor who will mark their assessments, and can be contacted by telephone or email if required.

How can I pay for my course?

There are a variety of ways in which you can get help with fees and funding while studying. Get advice on applying for funding and assessing your eligibility for financial aid here.

This course attracts funding for eligible students, so please check with the admissions team about your own circumstances. 

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