Certificate in Understanding Autism Level 2

This level 2 qualification is designed for staff who wish to develop an understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism. 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 enable individuals to manage their own risks.

This qualification is designed for staff who wish to develop an understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism. 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 enable individuals to manage their own risks.

Throughout this qualification specification, as in the Department of Health Adult Autism Strategy, we’ve used the term ‘autism’ as an umbrella term for all autistic spectrum conditions, including Asperger syndrome.

As a taster qualification it can also be used as CPD across all levels. This makes it ideal for anyone who may need an understanding of this subject even though they are not directly involved in the care of individuals.

This Qualification is made up of 7 units covering:

  • Understanding sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism
  • Understanding Autism
  • Supporting and promoting positive behaviour in individuals with autism
  • Understanding theories, support and legislation in relation to autism
  • Managing risks when supporting an individual with autism
  • Supporting individuals living with autism
  • Understanding effective communication and social interaction when supporting individuals with autism

Average time to completion:

  • 8 - 12 weeks

Including Assignment Workbook and Resources:

  • £120 per person

Cost claim-back availability* upon certification from the Workforce Development Fund:

£300**

*You will need to be registered with the Workforce Development Fund if you wish to claim back costs.

** The claim-back £ value quoted above was correct as of 1st August 2021.