Understanding Autism Level 2 (Distance Learning)

Level 2 – GCSE or BTEC or NVQ Level 2 Equivalent

Subject Area Health and Care

School Health, Childcare, Business and Science

Attendance Distance Learning

Overview

This qualification aims to develop your understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism - covering the person-centered approach and influence of positive communication methods, how to support positive behaviour, and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

This course runs on the following dates:



Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk for more information.
Duration: 12 Weeks
Venue: Distance Learning

Who the course is for

This qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop an understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism.

It’s useful for learners who provide direct support and those working in sectors such as:

• healthcare.
• social care.
• leisure.
• entertainment.
• education and training.
• nursing.

 

Qualification Gained

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism.

How to Apply

Online

Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.

 

Telephone

Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism, learners are required to successfully complete 6 mandatory units:

Unit 01 Introduction to autism.
Unit 02 Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism.
Unit 03 Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism.
Unit 04 Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism.
Unit 05 Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism.
Unit 06 Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

Learning Methods

You will be allocated your own study pack and have a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate your knowledge.

Assessment Methods

To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism, learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units as detailed in the qualification specification. Grades are not awarded.

All units will be individually and internally assessed through written feedback online for each individual unit.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:


• Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
• Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
• Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Career Opportunities

This qualification does not qualify you to work but it does support your professional development, either in your current or future job roles.

Entry Requirements

Learners should be at least 19 years of age. We do not set any other entry requirements.


Learners do not need to be working or
undertaking practical placements to take this
qualification.

 

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Reception
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

This is part of a cohort of free courses however you are only able to complete one course at a time. Only after you have completed the course you have enrolled and you have received your certificate, may you enrol onto another course.

Additional Course Costs

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.