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Award in Autism Awareness (endorsed) Level 2

Online course title, endorsement, level

Autism Awareness (endorsed) Level 2
(BYTSYZ e-Learning assessed, externally certificated)
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Guided Learning Hours (GLH)

10 hours

Price per Course per Candidate

£60.00 + VAT

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Course Modules

  1. About Autism

Training, assessment, certification and Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

e-Learning, Online (exclusively over the Internet).
Assessment criterion based multiple choice questions with instant results.
All our courses conform to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) criteria.

Evidence of achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by Training Qualifications UK.

This endorsed BYTSYZ online course is suitable for

This endorsed online course provides an overview for those who, as part of their work or family life, occasionally support individuals affected by autism. The focus of the course is to raise awareness and educate individuals, so enabling a better understanding of the condition and how it affects those on the autism spectrum. This course is suitable for a wide range of individuals, who as part of their role may occasionally come into contact with those on the autism spectrum, including:

  • head teachers
  • principals
  • education managers
  • teachers
  • lecturers
  • classroom assistants
  • SEN Co-ordinators
  • anyone working in educational settings such as schools and colleges and other organisations, who works with children and young people
  • qualified nurses
  • social workers
  • paramedics and other professions allied to medicine
  • health and social care managers
  • health and social care professionals and practitioners
  • health and social care support workers
  • family carers.
  • youth workers
  • volunteers
  • church and religious workers
  • children's entertainers
  • those in sports coaching
  • anyone, who as part of their role, works with people affected by autism.

Course Description

Autism is a diverse and mystifying condition that has been the focus of much research over the last few decades. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability, that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, as well as how they experience the world around them.

Autism is described as a spectrum condition, meaning that, while all autistic people share certain difficulties, they are affected in different ways. Some autistic people are able to live relatively independent lives, while others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support. People on the autism spectrum may also experience over- or under-sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colours.

According to the National Autistic Society, there are approximately seven hundred thousand (700,000) people in the United Kingdom with autism, meaning more than one in one hundred have the condition. Overall it effects over two and a half million people each day, which includes the families of affected individuals.

People from all nationalities and backgrounds can be autistic, although it appears to affect more men than women. It is a lifelong condition, with autistic children growing up to become autistic adults.

This Autism Awareness course provides a practical and informative exploration into autism, with the aim of developing an understanding of the condition.

The course will explore:

  • why autism is a spectrum disorder and the related 'Triad of Impairments'
  • the behaviours, signs and symptoms typically associated with autism

Course Objectives

  1. Explain the nature of autism as a spectrum disorder
  2. Discuss the characteristics and the triad of impairments, associated with autism
  3. Differentiate between the range of behaviours associated with autism
  4. Recognise the range of signs and symptoms associated with the autism spectrum

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