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Riverside College Halton Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism
Riverside College Halton

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Widnes, United Kingdom

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Full time, Part time

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Aug 2024

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Distance Learning


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Autism is a condition that presents itself as a wide spectrum of disorders and is prevalent in the UK. People who have autistic spectrum disorders can be affected differently, with cases ranging from mild to severe.

Throughout this qualification, you will gain an understanding of the spectrum of autistic disorders and how they can affect people in a variety of ways, as well as exploring the importance of using a person-centred approach to provide support. You will also understand how to use appropriate communication skills and positive behaviour to encourage individuals with autistic spectrum conditions to live fulfilling and independent lives.

This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop their understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals to live healthy and fulfilled lives. The course will benefit anyone working, or looking to work, with individuals with an autistic spectrum condition.

This course is split into six manageable units:

Unit 1: Introduction to autism

Unit 2: Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism

Unit 3: Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism

Unit 4: Sensory processing, perception, and cognition in individuals with autism

Unit 5: Supporting positive behavior in individuals with autism

Unit 6: Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study.

This course is available for Online Paper-based and Paper-based learning with online assessments.


Gain a nationally-recognized qualification.

Improve your skills to help create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry.

Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study.

Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.

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