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Level: 2

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 12

Hours: 1.00

Start: 01/08/2019

Days / Times:

Tuition (£): 811.00*

Concessions: 362.00***

Interview: N

Course Summary

This qualification aims to develop learners’ understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism - covering the person-centred 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.

The qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop a better understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism.

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

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

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Course Content

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism, learners are required to successfully complete six 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

How will I be assessed?

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. You will produce a portfolio of evidence.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You could consider other related short distance learning courses. 

Careers

This course is valuable for anyone wanting to pursue a career in the healthcare or education sectors.

 

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

About the Roundhouse »

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Employer academy prepared Michael for his future career

Health care assistant Michael Smith has recently completed his apprenticeship and is already “a really valuable” team member on ward 206 at the Royal Derby Hospital.        
 
Michael, 21, took levels two and three in Health and Social Care at the Roundhouse, where he also gained valuable work experience through the innovative Employer Academy run in partnership with the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.        
 
This voluntary work helped him secure clinical apprenticeship role with the Trust.      
 
Michael trained on orthopaedic Ward 206 and was supported academically throughout his apprenticeship by DCG.          
 
He is now a qualified Health Care Assistant on the ward – following in the footsteps of his mum and brother.          
 
Michael said: “I’m happy as an HCA, but in future I may look at becoming a nurse practitioner or physiotherapist.”          
 
Senior Ward Sister Lynsey Heald described Michael as “a really valuable member of the team” and said his college study programme and work experience through the Employer Academy helped prepare him for the ward.          
 
She added: “He’s really hard working and he’s got a lovely way with the patients, and he gets on really well with the team.          
 
“Doing the health and social care courses really helped because he knew what to expect. They become a bit more confident, as well. We’ve got a recent new apprentice and Michael’s really taken her under his wing.”

I like caring for people, I’m enjoying the job and I really like the team. I’d recommend it.

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