- Take an online Autism Awareness course
- 9 modules covering a range of topics
- You’ll have unlimited 24/7 access for 12 months
- Dedicated tutor support provided
- CPD Certificate upon completion
- Enjoy over 80 hours of study
- Improve your prospects – Looks great on your CV
- Learn something new today!
As part of the Autism Awareness course students will learn a range of topics including the following:
- Introduction to Autism
- Autism in Children
- Public Perception and Stigma
- Diagnosis and Support
- Classroom Practice
- Autism and Employment
- Raising Awareness of Autism
- Law and Regulation
- Final Assessment
• What is Autism?
• Features and Symptoms of Autism
o Communication Difficulties
o Social Difficulties
o Repetitive Behaviours
o Additional Signs
• Types of Autism
o Asperger’s Syndrome
• Autism in Children
• Signs of Autism in Children
• Interacting with Autistic Children
• Public Perceptions of Autism
• Common Misconceptions
• Stigma and Autism
• Diagnostic Tools
o Modified Checklist of Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT)
o Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS)
o Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R)
• Support and Therapy
o Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
o Speech and Language Therapy
• Effects of Autism on Education
• Supporting Students with Autism
• Teaching Methods
• Social Skills
• SENCO and EHC Plans
• Autism and Employment
• Employment Opportunities
o Supported Employment
• Supporting Autism in the Workplace
• Importance of Awareness
• Public Awareness
• Awareness Campaigns
o World Autism Awareness Day
• Supporting Autism in Society
o NAS ‘Too Much Information’ Pledges
• Equality Act 2010
• Autism Act 2009
• Autism Strategy
The Autism Awareness course is certified by National Open College.
On completion of the course learners will be awarded with:
Level 3 Award in Autism Awareness
Learners will receive the following:
- CPD Certificate of Completion
After completing the Autism Awareness course learners will be awarded with the National Open College CPD certificate. The certificate will provide proof that you have studied the course and will contain your grad classification level. You can use the certificate to showcase your skills during job or academic interviews or part of your portfolio of evidence.
The certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available for an additional fee of £9.99
The Autism Awareness course is assessed by a series of multiple choice tests and online assessments. These test are marked instantaneously. No external examination is required.
At the end of each module on the course, learners will take a multiple choice question assessment. This series of regular assessments will test your knowledge and skills on the main learning points from each module to ensure you have retained strong knowledge and understanding on each topic.
Once all of the end of module tests have been completed on the Autism Awareness course, you will take a final assessment. This final assessment will contain questions from the entire course and assess your ability to fully understand the concepts contained within the course. A mock test will be available for the Autism Awareness course final assessment, so learners can familiarise themselves with the question styles.
The course is designed for online studying through our Student Study Portal. Students of the Autism Awareness course will receive all course materials online which offers 24/7 access to the course, plus tutor support via email.
This provides learners with the flexibility to choose their own study hours around their work or life scheduled. Study the Autism Awareness course any time, day or night.
The Autism Awareness course requires approximately 80 hours to complete.
Students will have access to the course for up to 12 months from the date of enrolment.
There is no time limits or deadlines to complete the course, during the 12 month access.
This is only a guide to the recommended learning hours required to complete the Autism Awareness course. As the course is online the learning hours will depend on how quickly an individual can absorb and process the information. Every learner is different and will study at their own pace. The learning is available online, so it can be spread out over multiple sessions during the 12 month access period.
Perhaps the most important aspect as part of your course is knowing that you can have full help and support when you need it. No matter how big or small your question is, when you enrol onto the Autism Awareness course you will have access to our dedicated tutor support team throughout the duration of your course.
Our dedicated tutors want you achieve your study goals and pass the course with top marks. The tutors at National Open College will be able to answer any queries and provide an unlimited amount of support.
Whilst there is no pre-requisite required in order to study the Autism Awareness course, we recommend a reasonable level of literacy in order to study the course. You should have keen interest in working with children and young people with statemented needs, specifically autism.
Flexible Learning on Any Device
The Autism Awareness course is accessible across all digital devices with a web browser, so you can study the course anytime and anywhere. You will be able to study the course online, using a Desktop, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone device.
National Open College’s unique Student Study Portal is available online 24/7. You will be able to access your course materials, take assessments and tests, get instant feedback and view your course progress online, using any device. Whichever device you are using, you will get access to the same great course from us.
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