Why study this course?
Interested in working in the health and social care or education sector? This health and social care level 3 course is ideal if you wish to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of autism which would support your progression into employment in the health and social care or education sector.
Today, over 700,000 people in the UK are autistic, meaning that 2.8m people have a relative on the autism spectrum. The condition affects people of all ages and while it is incurable, the right support at the right time can make an enormous difference to people’s lives.
Whether you are looking to progress your career; have a family member, friend or colleague with autism; or would just like to increase your knowledge and help raise awareness, this qualification is perfect for you.
Unit 1: Autism in context
In this unit, you will cover the historical context of autism, the diagnosis and characteristics of autism, the legislative framework applicable to autism, and how autism is represented in society.
Unit 2: Positive behavioural support for individuals with autism
This unit covers behaviour within the context of autism and how to promote an autism-friendly environment. You will also learn about how to promote individual positive behavioural support and the interventions that are used in behavioural support.
Unit 3: Understand support and management of transitions for individuals with autism
In this unit, you will learn about how transitions can affect people with autism, how to support young people with autism to make the transition into adulthood, and how to support individuals with autism into employment.
Unit 4: Therapeutic interventions and support available for individuals with autism and co-occurring conditions
This unit covers the range of therapeutic interventions available to individuals with autism. You will also learn about the services available to individuals with autism and their families, and co-occurring conditions and their treatments.
Unit 5: Communication and social interaction with individuals with autism
In this unit, you will learn about the differences in social interactions and communications associated with autism, how communication can be adapted to support positive interactions and communication with individuals with autism, and a range of strategies and aids used to support communication and social interaction for individuals with autism.
Unit 6: Safeguarding and resilience in autism
In the final unit of this course, you will learn how to raise concerns about potential or actual harm, abuse or exploitation, how to support the health, safety and well-being of individuals, how the legislative framework safeguards children, young people and adults with autism, and about how and when restrictive practices might be used within legal guidelines.
GCSE English or equivalent
You will undertake a BKSB assessment and interview
* This course is not available if you have a level 3 qualification or A level *
Access to an online portal and all course materials as well as tutor support
Day, time and duration
Anytime. Courses to be completed in a 24 week period from enrolment
Anytime of the year
An Advanced Learner Loan is available for this course
If this is your first full level 3 course and you are aged 19 – 23 years, this course may be free
For more information about funding your course, visit https://www.halesowen.ac.uk/adult-fee-information/