Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Unlike other learning programmes about autism, courses from our suite, like this one, aim to provide your employee with an in-depth understanding of supporting individuals with autism, how to support positive behaviour and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.


Unlike other learning programmes about autism, courses from our suite, like this one, aim to provide your employee with an in-depth understanding of supporting individuals with autism, how to support positive behaviour and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

Unit 1: Introduction to autism

In this unit, your employee will be introduced to the autistic spectrum, theories of autism and diagnosis. They will also explore common misconceptions associated with autism and conditions that can co-occur with autism.

Unit 2: Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism

Within this unit, your employee will gain an understanding of a person-centred approach to supporting individuals with autism, legislation and guidance supporting the rights of individuals with autism, and the support networks available to individuals and their families.

Unit 3: Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism

This unit will explore the potential delays and difficulties in speech, language and social development sometimes faced by individuals with autism. Your employee will also learn about methods and strategies that could be used when communicating with an individual with autism.

Unit 4: Sensory processing, perception, and cognition in individuals with autism

In this unit, your employee will gain an understanding of sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism, and how to support their sensory needs.

Unit 5: Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism

Within this unit, your employee will understand individuals’ behaviour in the context of autism, as well as how to support positive behaviour and help individuals to develop coping strategies.

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

This unit will cover how to support individuals through life events and times of transition, including how to maintain their personal safety, and how to access services, facilities, and employment opportunities.

The benefits of this course include:

  • You will see improved staff retention
  • Employees will achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
  • Employees can learn from their own home, in their own time
  • Employees get access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • Employees will receive 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 your staff are eligible.
  • Key Information

    Course Length 8-12 weeks
    average course length
    Awarding Body TQUK
    Course Level Level 2
    Learning Method(s)

    Online learning
    materials with
    online assessment

    Paper based
    learning materials and
    paper based assessment

    Paper based
    learning materials
    with online assessment






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    Most recent customer reviews

    Emmanuelle Plomion

    3 months ago

    "It was really good."

    Emmanuelle decided to study this course to increase his understanding around autism, and since taking the course he believes he has learnt more about it.

    'I chose to study this course so I could learn more about autism.'
    'It definitely gave me more knowledge.'
    'It was really good overall.'

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