Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Understanding Autism
What does the qualification cover? This qualification aims to develop your understanding of autism an the principles of supporting individuals with autism, covering the person-centred approach and influence of positive communication methods, how to support positive behaviour, and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives. Who it is suitable for? This qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop an understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism. It is useful for individuals who are thinking of or work in sectors such as:
- Healthcare, nursing or social care
- Leisure or entertainment
- Education or training
How is the qualification structured? To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism, you are required to successfully complete the mandatory units:
- Introduction to autism
- Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
- Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism
- Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism
- Supporting positive behaviour in individual with autism
- Supporting individual with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives
How is it assessed? To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism you must successfully demonstrate your achievement of all the learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units. This is achieved by completing assessments provided in the learning resources in your own time. You have 14 weeks to complete the qualification. A tutor internally assesses the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism.
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. You must be aged 19+ and resided in the EU for the last 3 years in order to access funding.
The course is free*, however, there is a charge of £50 which is payable if the student does not complete the course.
*Funding available subject to eligibility check
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