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Interested in working in the health and social care or education sector? This health and social care level 3 course is ideal if you wish to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of autism which would support your progression into employment in the health and social care or education sector.
Today, over 700,000 people in the UK are autistic, meaning that 2.8m people have a relative on the autism spectrum. The condition affects people of all ages and while it is incurable, the right support at the right time can make an enormous difference to people's lives.
Whether you are looking to progress your career; have a family member, friend or colleague with autism; or would just like to increase your knowledge and help raise awareness, this qualification is perfect for you.
Upon completion of this course, you could progress on to one of our other health and social care level 3 courses, such as the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health.
• No hidden costs – certificates, resources, support and more included• Learn from your own home, in your own time
• FREE if you qualify to be funded by the National Skills Fund
• Advanced Learner Loans available
Unit 1: Autism in context
In this unit, you will cover the historical context of autism, the diagnosis and characteristics of autism, the legislative framework applicable to autism, and how autism is represented in society.
Unit 2: Positive behavioural support for individuals with
This unit covers behaviour within the context of autism and how to promote an autism-friendly environment. You will also learn about how to promote individual positive behavioural support and the interventions that are used in behavioural support.
Unit 3: Understand support and management of transitions for
individuals with autism
In this unit, you will learn about how transitions can affect people with autism, how to support young people with autism to make the transition into adulthood, and how to support individuals with autism into employment.
Unit 4: Therapeutic interventions and support available for
individuals with autism and co-occurring conditions
This unit covers the range of therapeutic interventions available to individuals with autism. You will also learn about the services available to individuals with autism and their families, and co-occurring conditions and their treatments.
Unit 5: Communication and social interaction with individuals with autism
In this unit, you will learn about the differences in social interactions and communications associated with autism, how communication can be adapted to support positive interactions and communication with individuals with autism, and a range of strategies and aids used to support communication and social interaction for individuals with autism.
Unit 6: Safeguarding and resilience in autism
In the final unit of this course, you will learn how to raise concerns about potential or actual harm, abuse or exploitation, how to support the health, safety and well-being of individuals, how the legislative framework safeguards children, young people and adults with autism, and about how and when restrictive practices might be used within legal guidelines.
The benefits of this course include:
• You will gain a nationally recognised qualification
• This course is delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where you study
• Study will enhance both your personal skills and professional development
• Personal Tutors are assigned to you to ensure that they have the support needed to succeed
• To be eligible for National Skills funding you must be aged 19 or over, have been living in the European Union for the last 3 years and have not previously completed a Level 3 (or 2 or more A Levels) qualification or higher.
For this course to be fully funded you must:
- Be aged 19 years or over as of 31/08/21
- Do not already have a level 3 or higher qualification in any subject
- Do not hold two or more A Levels
- Must have lived in the EU for the last three years
- Must currently reside in England
- Understand this this is a Level 3 qualification and a good level of English will be required.
- Understand the typical duration of this course is 16 weeks and you will need self-commitment to allow sufficient time to provide detailed responses to the assignments.
You will be contacted to discuss your funding options following your enrolment.
For more information about this course please email [email protected].
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You may either cover the cost of this course yourself, take advantage of the Advanced Learner Loan option or qualify for full funding as mentioned in the entry requirements section.
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