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Are you 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.
Benefits of completing this course include:
- Gain a nationally recognised qualification
- Improve your skills to help create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry
- Choose when and where to study, as courses are delivered as distance learning
- Have the support you need to succeed, as personal tutors are assigned to you.
This course is eligible for the Free Courses For Jobs government scheme which is designed to offer a selection of level 3 qualifications to learners for free to eligible learners.
How will I learn?
You will study via an online platform or if preferred you can have paper booklets to research and to submit your answers.
To study this course you will need to have a clear understanding of the following;
- This is a Level 3 qualification and a reasonable level of English is beneficial to completing
- The typical duration of this course is 16 weeks and self-commitment should be made to allow yourself time to provide detailed responses to the assignments.
- We recommend spending a minimum of 4-6 hours per week on this course
This course is made up of 6 units which include training on:
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 autism
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.
Please be aware that some courses have fees that are payable on enrolment. This course is only free if a form of waiver or entitlement is applied, for example Free Courses For Jobs.
If you require financial support including payment plans, bursaries and advanced learner loans please visit the Money Management Service section of the website.
For more information on fees please view our Fees, Charges and Refunds Policy and our Applications, Admissions and Enrolment Policy and Procedures.
STUDY THIS COURSE FOR FREE
This course is eligible for the Free Courses For Jobs government scheme which is designed to offer a selection of level 3 qualifications to learners for free. To be eligible for this you must meet one or more points within the below criteria.
- Are 19 or over and do not already have a level 3 qualification
- Already have a level 3 qualification or higher but earn below the National Living Wage (£18,525)
- Already have a level 3 qualification or higher but are unemployed
In some areas, there may be slightly different low wage threshold. Please get in touch to find out more information, alteratively your eligibility will be determined within 5 days of your enrolment request.
For more information about this course please email [email protected].
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Availability Online courses gives you the flexibility to learn from the comfort of your own home. Learners will be provided with comprehensive online learning materials which will be available via the chosen online learning platform. Access to this platform will be sent via email once your enrolment has been accepted.
The cost of this course is £450.00 which will need to be paid during your enrolment
You may be eligible to apply for one or more types of funding support for this course. You can find out more and check eligibility using the 'Course Cost Evaluator'
Course fees explained
The course fee is usually broken down into three components which are materials (resources required to study the course, for example stationery, books and other equipment), tuition (teaching, classroom etc) and exams. Depending on age, financial circumstances and a number of other factors, you could be asked to pay the full fee or just elements of it. Usually Learners under 19 studying Full-Time courses have just material fees, and if relevant, Academy fees, to pay. Over 19s on Full-Time or Part-Time courses usually have materials, exams and tuition fees to pay.
How to enrol for this course
All Part-Time courses are available to enrol online via a quick and easy online enrolment form. Simply click the 'Enrol' button above to add your enrolment to the course basket, then click the 'Start application' button within the basket commence your enrolment.
If you have any issues applying online we also accept paper enrolments. You can download and print our 2023/2024 Enrolment Request Form. Alternatively, you can visit your local campus to collect a form. An enrolment form can also be sent to you by post, simply contact our Customer Experience team to arrange this.
If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Experience team on 08000567253, email [email protected] or write to Part-Time Enrolments, SGS College, Filton Avenue, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7AT.