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Understanding Autism - Level 2

Autism is a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them. This FREE online course will help you gain an understanding of the misconceptions, diagnoses and support surrounding autism to help better support those on the spectrum.

  • Course Description

    What will I learn?

    • 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 Individuals with Autism
    • Supporting Individuals with Autism to Live Healthy and Fulfilled Lives
  • Entry Requirements

    You must be aged 19 or over and not on any other funded training programme to study this course.

  • Course Length

    How long is this course?

    12 weeks

    When does this course start?

    There are several enrolment dates throughout the year. Please apply for further details.

    How many hours / days per week is this course?

    This course is online

  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    All ages Free
    19+ £0

    Fee information

    This course is FREE!

    Learners with an active Education, Health & Care Plan

    If you are aged 19 - 24 at the start of your course and have an active Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP), any course up to and including level 3 will be fully-funded by the government. This means you will not have a course fee to pay and any equipment considered essential to complete your course will be provided by the college.

    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

    How is my course assessed?

    Online assessments

There are several enrolment dates throughout the year. Please apply for further details.

Distance Learning


Duration 12 weeks

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Senior care workers


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Jade Symmons

Nursing and Paramedic Academy

Jade chose to study at CWA because the environment suited her and she was able to further her knowledge and achieve more.

“My most memorable experience has been achieving distinctions that I didn't think I would. For anyone thinking about coming to college, I would say that it is an amazing experience and so much support is available when you need it. I feel so grateful that people are around to support me and to see the effort that I am putting in.”

Jade is planning to go to university to study paramedic science.

Read her story


Beth Funge

Health and Social Care

Whilst studying a full-time course at CWA, I was doing work experience at Aspires, which I really enjoyed. I decided I wanted to gain more hands-on experience, rather than reading from a book and approached Aspires about an apprenticeship. I am more of a practical person and wanted to gain my knowledge and experience from doing the job.

A typical working day involves setting up work for the day ahead ensuring that there is a job suitable for everyone’s needs. Working within in the care sector, you find that you may need to provide personal care as well as emotional support for the residents if required.

"I enjoy the workshops at college and meeting others that are studying apprenticeship courses too."

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