This qualification will help you increase your knowledge and understanding of autism. Successful completion of this qualification will support you to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of autism, which would enable progression onto appropriate qualifications and into employment within the health and social care and education sectors. The course should help you to understand:
The term ‘autism’ is used as an umbrella term within this qualification for all autistic spectrum conditions, and the course includes children, young people and adults, though the main focus will be on children and young people.
The units you will study are:
3 hours per week for 20 weeks
1 evening per week
Entry Requirements & Interview Process
This qualification is designed for learners who wish to increase their knowledge and understanding of Autism. There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification.
However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 qualification in, for example, learning support, social care or healthcare, early years, or supporting teaching and learning.
Learners should be aged 16 or above to undertake this qualification. Applicants will be invited to an informal interview with the programme leader to discuss the course further.
Upon completion of the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism, there are a number of opportunities for further study including:
Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools
Those who also have significant work-place experience may also apply for the Foundation Degree in Early Years.
All units will be individually internally assessed using a range of methods and materials which could include:
£811 (a registration fee may apply)
This course is FREE if you:
Advanced Learner Loans are also available to cover the cost of the course fees.
This course is free for students age 16 – 18.
The awarding body for this course is NCFE CACHE
Calderdale College has a set of standard entry requirements. Apply for the course you want to study and we will help you get there.
There are a lot of courses available – work focused, practical and academic so it is important to think about the future and whether you want to proceed to university, move onto another course or get a job. We offer BTECs, Apprenticeships, T Levels, NVQs, VRQs, Degree Level Courses and more.
If you’re still not sure, don’t worry, just speak to a member of our advice and guidance team who will advise you.
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