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Where will this course lead?

Autism is a spectrum condition that affects 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.

What will I study?

· Learn how individuals with autism process sensory information

· Understand the characteristics that may be present in individuals with autism

· Understand the conditions that commonly occur with autism

· Learn the common misconceptions surrounding autism

· Learn how speech, language and communication may differ in people with autism

· Recognise how legislation and guidance underpins support

How will this course be delivered?

12 weeks distance learning (3 assessments).

What qualifications will I get?

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will be marked by an allocated tutor who will provide you with detailed feedback. You will be assessed against criteria where all learning outcomes of the course have to be covered; your tutor will give you guidance for this.

How do I get a place on the course?

Register your interest and we will contact you with a date for enrolment, or contact 0121 678 7181 / professionals@solihull.ac.uk

What are the entry requirements?

No specific entry requirements, but an initial assessment will be completed at enrolment.

What else do I need to know?

You must be aged 19+ and be a British or Irish citizen that has lived within the UK for at least 3 years. You must also be based in England; however, some postcode exclusions apply - please enquire for confirmation of eligibility. In addition to this, please note that participants cannot be currently enrolled on an apprenticeship.

These courses are fully funded at zero cost unless they are not completed and learning materials are retained by the learner; please note that in these circumstances, there is a £125 fee.

What can I do after this course?

Level 2 and 3 Diploma for the Children's workforce
Level 2 and 3 certificate in Preparing to work in Adult social care
Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Health & Social Care
Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support services
Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support

Relevant employment within:
- Healthcare
- Social Care
- Leisure
- Education
- Early years
- Voluntary

Location

Stratford-upon-Avon College, Blossomfield Campus

Start Date

Various

Day

Various

Time

Various

Course Fee

Free

Course Code

HEDHA013OCP0

Study Mode

Distance Learning

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Predicted Employment

How much can I earn?

£17,680
NATIONAL AVERAGE

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The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.
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