Health & Social Care

Certificate in Understanding Autism Level 3 - Y045

12 Quays Part Time Level 3 Duration 10 weeks

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This qualification is designed for learners who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of autism. Successful completion of this qualification will allow learners to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of autism, which would support progression onto appropriate qualifications and into employment within the health and social care sector.

Course Details

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to understand: how to adopt a positive approach to supporting individuals with autism; the current legislative framework relating to individuals with autism and how different theories have developed over time; how to support and manage transitions for individuals with autism; the range of therapeutic interventions and support available for individuals with autism and co-occurring conditions; how to support communication and social interaction for individuals with autism; how to develop an understanding of how individuals with autism may be vulnerable and the support worker's role and responsibilities relating to safeguarding according to legislative requirements.

Entry Guidelines
Relevant Level 2 qualification at Pass or above or minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade 9-4/A*- C If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.
Assessment Method

All units will be individually internally assessed using a range of methods which could include: learner's own work products; portfolio of evidence ; written and pictorial information; oral questions and answers; scenario or case study and professional discussion.

Additional Information

This programme will be delivered using a blended model of online and face to face teaching. This flexible approach means students can engage with the programme to fit in with work or caring responsibilities.

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Starting 13th July 2021 - Ending - 21st September 2021

REF Y045N001

If you are aged 19 or over:

If you are aged 19+ and living in the Liverpool City Region (inc Wirral), many courses will be free. If you are aged 19+ and live outside the Liverpool City Region, this course may be free. Terms & conditions apply.

If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

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Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 21/22.

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