Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism - MK College

Level 3 certificate in Understanding Autism

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LEVEL 3 CERTIFICATE IN UNDERSTANDING AUTISM

INTRODUCTION

Autism is a condition which presents itself as a wide spectrum of disorders, and is prevalent through the UK. People who have autistic spectrum disorders can be affected differently, with cases ranging from mild to severe.

What will I do?

Throughout this qualification, you will gain an understanding of the spectrum of autistic disorders and how they can affect people in a variety of ways, as well as exploring the importance of using a person-centred approach to provide support. You will also understand how to use appropriate communication skills and positive behaviour to encourage individuals with autistic spectrum conditions to live fulfilling and independent lives

This course is split into six manageable units:

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 fulfilled lives

What’s next?

By undertaking this 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..

Is it for me?

This qualification is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop their understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals to live healthy and fulfilled lives. The course will benefit anyone working, or looking to work, with individuals who have an autistic spectrum condition

This course is delivered online using our learning platform EQual. Students must have full use of either a PC, Laptop, Tablet or a smart phone. You will need access to the Internet.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Delivered via online distance learning allowing you to choose when and where you study
  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Personal tutors are assigned to you to ensure you have the support needed to succeed

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

  • This course requires the completion and passing of six short tutor marked online unit assessments.  Learners are allocated a course tutor who will mark assessments and are able to offer support through the online learning platform.

HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO STUDY EACH WEEK?

The course duration is 8 weeks and will requires approximately 4 – 6 hours of study per week plus the submission of 6 online assessments during the course. Course start dates are flexible, but learners are expected to successfully complete the programme within the allocated timescale.

ARE THERE ANY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

All applicants must be at least 19 years of age to enrol for the course and have a good level of English skills to a minimum of Level One standard.

Applicants aged 19-23 are only eligible if they have already achieved a full Level 2 qualification or equivalent. Please contact us for clarification if required.

Applicants aged 24+ do not require any prior academic qualifications, but do need to meet the required standard of English skills. Applicants must have lived in the EU for the last three years, currently reside in England, with a postcode outside of London, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, and the West Midlands. Please contact providers in your local area for alternative options.

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