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Where will this course lead?

This qualification is designed for learners who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of autism. Successful completion of this qualification will allow learners to develop in-depth knowledge and understanding of autism, which would support progression onto appropriate qualifications and into employment within the health and social care sector.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however, learners may find it helpful if they've already achieved a Level 2 qualification in a related subject.

What will I study?

The objectives of this qualification are to gain knowledge and understanding of autism, including:

• how to adopt a positive approach to supporting individuals with autism

• the current legislative framework relating to individuals with autism and how different theories have developed over time

• how to support and manage transitions for individuals with autism

• the range of therapeutic interventions and support available for individuals with autism and co-occurring conditions

• how to support communication and social interaction for individuals with autism

• how to develop an understanding of how individuals with autism may be vulnerable and the support worker's role and responsibilities relating to safeguarding according to legislative requirements.

How will this course be delivered?

This is an online only course. 12 weeks

What qualifications will I get?

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will be marked by an allocated tutor who will provide you with detailed feedback. You will be assessed against criteria where all learning outcomes of the course have to be covered; your tutor will give you guidance to successfully completing this.

How do I get a place on the course?

Register your interest and we will contact you for a telephone interview with a date for enrolment, or contact 01789 266245 Ext 3324 or email hcprogrammes@solihull.ac.uk

What are the entry requirements?

This must be your first Level 3 qualification and be either unemployed and in receipt of benefits or on a lower wage than less than £18, 525. (You cannot do this course if you live in the WMCA).

What else do I need to know?

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however, learners may find it helpful if they've already achieved a Level 2 qualification in a related subject.

This course is funded by the National skills fund.

You must be aged 19+ and be a British or Irish citizen or have Settled or Pre-Settled status that has lived within the UK for at least 3 years. You must Live in UK and not the WMCA.

These courses are fully funded at zero cost unless they are not completed and learning materials are retained by the learner; please note that in these circumstances, there is a £125 fee.

What can I do after this course?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

• NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children's Workforce (Early Years Educator)

• NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care

• NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England

• NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England)

• NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services

• NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support

• NCFE CACHE Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care (England)

• NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

• NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools

• NCFE Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training

Location

Stratford-upon-Avon College

Start Date

Various

Day

Various

Time

Various

Course Fee

Free

Course Code

HEABX013OCP0

Study Mode

Distance Learning

Predicted Employment

How much can I earn?

£17,680
NATIONAL AVERAGE

Employment by Region

The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.
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