TQUK Understanding Autism Level 2 - Distance Learning

Distance/Online Learning

About the course

Distance learning courses enable you to boost your career with a nationally recognised qualification even if you don’t have the time to attend training sessions. You will work your way through the qualification submitting work every 2 weeks, achieving within approximately three months.

Autism is a condition that is as highly complex as it is common within our society. People who live with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASCs) can be affected in many different ways with subtle differences present from case to case. There is no one particular type of autism, as cases range from very mild to very severe. Throughout this qualification you will gain an understanding of the spectrum used to assert the height of particular autistic conditions, as well as how they can affect people in a myriad of ways. As well as exploring the importance of using a person-centred approach to provide support, you will also understand how to use appropriate communication skills and positive behaviour techniques which encourage individuals with ASCs to lead fulfilling and independent lives.

This course is suitable for those looking to develop an understanding of autism, the principles of supporting individuals affected and gaining the skills required to ensure they can best live as independently as possible. This course will be of great benefit if you are currently working, or are looking to work, with individuals who have an ASC.

This course is split into four manageable units:

  • Signs, symptoms and diagnosis of autism
  • Sources of information and support, legislation, and policy relevant to autism
  • Living with autism
  • Best practice relating to autism

This course can be studied purely online and is ideal for those who are happy to work independently using our fully supported online learning platform. For those local to Swindon, are returning to learning and would prefer to receive one-to-one support from a tutor, we offer a workbook option.

Entry requirements

  • This course is fully funded by the Government and to qualify, you must have been resident in England for the last three years and be an EU citizen. You must also be 19 years old at the start of the academic year.
  • If you are 19 – 23 years old you must hold at least a full level 2 qualification (5 GCSEs, Level 2 NVQ Diploma, BTEC Level 2…)
  • You must have a minimum of Level 1 Literacy
  • Distance Learning isn’t for everyone. If at your enrolment we feel that this mode of study may not be quite right for you, we will help you to find the one that is.

Where next?

  • You could complete one of our other Health and Social Care courses (e.g. Mental Health Problems, End of Life Care, Common Health Conditions etc.)
  • Autism Level 3
  • If you are local to Swindon and working in Health and Social Care setting for a minimum of 15 hours a week, you could progress to a Level 2 or 3 NVQ depending on your job role.

Employability?

  • Employment within a caring/health and social care setting/school or childcare setting.

What additional resources will I need?

  • No additional resources are required.

Fees information

  • Free
  • However, if you do not complete your course, you will be charged £125 to cover administration and learning material costs.
  • For further career guidance, the National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. This service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

Contact

For online learning contact a member of the Queens Drive team on 01793 732892 info@fastforward.newcollege.ac.uk

If you would like to learn by workbooks, contact a member of North Star Team on 01793 498404 or email: businessfirst@swindon.ac.uk