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Autism Level 2

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

Course Overview

You will study the following 6 mandatory units:

  • Introduction to autism

  • Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism

  • Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism

  • Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism

  • Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism

  • Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives

Progression Routes

The course is for learners working in, or intending to work in a variety of sectors and job roles where an understanding of autism and knowledge of how to support people with autism is required.

It is useful for those who provide direct support and those working in sectors such as:

  • Health Care

  • Social Care

  • Leisure

  • Education and Training

  • Nursing

Additional education opportunities include:

  • Equality & Diversity Level 2

  • Understanding Behaviour that Challenges Level 2

  • Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health Level 2

Entry Requirements

To study this course, you will need to complete a satisfactory initial assessment in literacy skills. It may also be useful to already hold a Level 1 qualification in Health & Social Care.

Course Fees

This course costs FREE, including exam fees.

You may be eligible for free study if you are 23 or under and this is your first full Level 2 or 3 course. Alternatively, if you are unemployed, receiving an eligible benefit, and taking the course to help you find employment.

You may also be entitled to additional financial support including course materials, uniforms, and childcare expenses depending upon your individual circumstances. Read more about Financial Support for adults.

How to Apply

If you would like to enquire about or enrol onto this course, please click 'Enquire’ or ‘Enrol’ at the top of the page, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: B34122-A2A