Online Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism - Cambridge Regional College
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Online Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Online Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Course Information

Online, Various
Level: 2
Start Date:Various
End Date:Various
Days: Various
Location: Online
Duration: 15 Week(s)
Code: CQ5L2UAT
Type: Part Time
Fees: Free
About the Course

Our Understanding Autism course will give you an understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism. You will look at the person-centred approach and the influence that positive communication methods can have and will gain an understanding of how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

Unit 1: Common traits and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder

This unit will provide you with an understanding of autistic spectrum conditions, the dyad of impairments and the importance of professional diagnosis of autism spectrum conditions.

Unit 2: Sources of information, support, legislation, and guidance relevant to Autism Spectrum Conditions

This unit covers the legislation and guidance relevant to autism spectrum conditions and helps you to understand ways to support individuals on the autism spectrum. This unit will also help you to understand the help and support available for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

Unit 3: Living with Autism Spectrum Conditions

This unit covers the effect autism spectrum conditions have on an individual’s sensory experiences, the impact those conditions have on the family of an individual on the autism spectrum and the societal impact on individuals on the autism spectrum. This unit will also help you to understand the impact of the physical environment upon individuals on the autism spectrum.

Unit 4: Best practice relating to Autism Spectrum Conditions

This unit covers the experience of living with autism, how to support individuals to maintain their personal safety and the purpose of positive risk-taking. This unit will also help you to know how to support individuals with transitions, life events, accessing services and facilities and how to support individuals with employment. Unit 5: Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism

This unit will provide you with an understanding of an individual's behaviour in the context of autism. You will also look at how to support positive behaviour and help individuals to develop coping strategies.

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

This unit covers how to provide effective support through transitions and life events, how to maintain the personal safety of others and how to access the wealth of services, facilities and employment opportunities open to those living with autism. You will also gain an understanding of what it is like for an individual to live with autism, including their experiences and their challenges.

The benefits of this course include:

Learn from your own home, in your own time
Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
Subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if you are eligible.


This accredited qualification not only supports in developing your knowledge of a specific topic but also supports you in building your CV, employability and career progression opportunities.
On completion of the course you will receive a certificate along with newly developed knowledge and skills.

Entry Requirements

To enrol on one of our fantastic courses you will need to be able to access a laptop or PC with internet access.
Courses are fully funded subject to learner eligibility although you must complete an English initial assessment to ensure this type of delivery is the right one for you.
Please note that you will be liable for a £100 administration fee should you choose to not complete your qualification upon allocation of your tutor.


Assessments are in the form of questions requiring varying levels of detail in response and are required to be submitted via the online platform to meet the qualification criteria. You will be set deadlines by your tutor for the submission to ensure you achieve before your funding runs out so it’s important to keep to these. Your tutor will provide constructive feedback on your progress with assessment to support with your understanding of the qualification content.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information is correct, some details may be subject to change. Cambridge Regional College reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient.

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