Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

  • STUDY MODE Part-Time

What will I do?

The Certificate in Understanding Autism is designed for those who wish to develop their understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism. Different spectrums of autistic disorders and how they can affect people in a variety of ways are explored, as well as the importance of positive communication methods and using a person-centred approach to support individuals.

The course comprises of 6 units:

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to autism
  • Unit 2 – Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
  • Unit 3 – Communicating and social interaction in individuals with autism
  • Unit 4 – Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism
  • Unit 5 – Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism
  • Unit 6 – Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives

What's next?

By undertaking this course, you will gain formal recognition by obtaining a nationally recognised qualification. This will enable you to further your own continuous professional development, which could support you in improving your career prospects. You can also progress onto further qualifications.

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Is it for me?

The course is designed for practitioners working with adults and children across the autism spectrum, and for those working in schools, further and higher education, care, support or therapeutic services.



  • Levels available 2
  • Start Date Various
  • Course Ref A136-1/2
  • Location Off Site Activity (Distance Learning)
  • Fees
  • 19 - 23 £ 0.00
  • 24+ £ 0.00
  • Overseas £ 800.00

The course duration is 10 weeks, and requires three to four hours of study per week. Course start dates are flexible, but learners are expected to successfully complete the programme of study within the allocated timescale.

Learners will receive a nationally recognised qualification by successfully completing this course. The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism is awarded by CACHE.

The course requires two assessments to be completed and passed to achieve the qualification. Students are allocated a tutor who will mark their assessments, and can be contacted by telephone or email if required.

Students must be at least 19 years of age to enrol for the course.

Applicants ages 19-23 are eligible if they are already achieved a fully Level 2 qualification or equivalent. Please contact us for clarification if required.

Applicants aged 24+ do not require any prior academic qualifications, but need a reasonable level of English language ability in order to complete a distance learning course.

Applicants must have lived in the EU for the last three years, currently reside in England, with a postcode outside of Greater Manchester, Liverpool, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, and the West Midlands. Please contact providers in your local area for alternative options.


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