Level: 2 | Duration: 1 year| Start Date: September
Details: Wednesday, 9.30am – 12pm (TBC for 2023)
This qualification aims to develop learners’ understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism – covering the person-centred approach and influence of positive communication methods, how to support positive behaviour, and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.
It is designed for learners who wish to develop an understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism.
It is useful for learners who provide direct support and those working in sectors such as:
• social care
• education and training
What will I learn on this course?
There is an introduction to autism, covering what is meant by ‘autism’, theories and diagnosis. Learners will also look at common misconceptions associated with autism and conditions that can co-occur with autism.
It will also cover using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism, incorporating the preferences and needs of the individual. Learners will also look at legislation and guidance, and the support networks available to individuals and their families.
In addition, learners will cover the potential delays and difficulties in speech, language and social development sometimes faced by individuals with autism. It also covers methods and strategies that could be used when communicating with an individual with autism.
Learners will gain an understanding of sensory processing, perception, and cognition in individuals with autism – including looking at hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity. Learners will also consider how to the support the sensory needs of individuals with autism.
There is the potential for course related enrichment such as trips and guest speakers. You will have the opportunity to work with others in a supportive and friendly environment.
Why choose Riverside College?
Fun, motivating lessons, which aim to build your confidence in understanding Autism. We also offer our part time students a varied enrichment programme to enhance your experience at college including guest speakers, trips and fun events.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed with your progress throughout the course and will build a portfolio of assignments/workbooks which will be assessed at the end of the course.
What are the entry requirements?
Working at Level 1 in English on our college assessment or a minimum GCSE grade D/3 or Level 1 English qualification.
Are there any costs associated with this course?
Course Fee: £300. (TBC for 2023)
However, if you are in receipt of certain benefits or are earning below a certain amount, you may be eligible for fee remission.
What will this course lead on to?
L2 Understanding Behaviour that Challenges, L2 Dyslexia and Other Specific Learning Difficulties, L2 Mental Health in Children and Young People.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes