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  • 5 units
  • 120 guided learning hours

Autism Awareness - Advanced

Key Points

  • Understand ‘the spectrum’ of autism
  • Learn about the history and challenges of diagnosing autism
  • Confidently outline the main approaches to care and support for individuals with autism

 

  • Gain a level 4 qualification
  • Develop expert knowledge of autism
  • Start a career in education supporting children with autism

About your Course

This advanced autism awareness course will give you the opportunity to learn about the history of autism, by outlining research into the disability and explaining the ‘autistic spectrum’.

This course will give you extensive knowledge of autism and how to support individuals with the learning disability.

This is ideally suited for anyone working with individuals with autism. You will understand key principles such as theory of mind and false-belief training.

You will be able to identify effective methods of communication and work with the individual in a supportive and constructive way.

Through your training you will be able to help the individual work towards their learning or life objectives, working through challenges as they arise.

Getting Started

This Level 4 Autism Awareness Advanced online course sets you up for a career supporting individuals with autism either in a care or educational setting.

It covers the educational context for autism, including communication and Theory of Mind, and outlines approaches and common issues regarding care and therapeutic interventions.

On successful completion of this special needs education online course, you will have an in depth knowledge of the issues surrounding autism.

From here you can either qualify as a learning support teaching assistant or look for more specialised roles.

Regardless, your knowledge will make you an appealing candidate.

You can enrol and start your learning the very same day via our online portal. That means you don’t have to choose between your education and your existing commitments.

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Autism Awareness - Advanced Diploma

Autism Awareness - Advanced Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by Quality Licence Scheme: Level 4 Autism Awareness - Advanced Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Module One: ASD Overview

At the end of Module One, learners should be able to:

  • explain what ‘autism spectrum’ means
  • describe the main symptoms and manifestations of autism relating to the core ‘triad’ of difficulties in social communication, social interaction, and social imagination
  • outline the main diagnostic sub-groups (Asperger’s, Autism, PDD-NOS) within the autism spectrum family of conditions
  • outline the ways symptoms vary in their expression and severity between individuals and sub-groups on the spectrum, and between specific age groups (children, teens, adults)

Module Two: History of autism diagnosis

At the end of Module Two, learners should be able to:

  • outline key discoveries in the history of autism research and practice
  • consider procedures and some of the problems involved in identifying and diagnosing autistic conditions (children, teens, adults; males, females)
  • critically consider claims concerning the prevalence of autism across different time periods and in different populations

Module Three: Modern science supporting the condition

At the end of Module Three, learners should be able to:

  • outline the explanations – particularly psychological and biological – of what is currently known about the causes and manifestations of autism
  • outline recent psychological and biological research findings concerning the causes of autism
  • understand some of the scientific research areas through which autism is being explored and how these can help people with autism

Module Four: Education, communication and theory of mind

At the end of Module Four, learners should be able to:

  • discuss the implications of autism on education, and consider what educational options may be available for the child or young person on the autism spectrum
  • explain Theory of Mind, especially with regards to communication, and the difficulties that can arise from an underdeveloped Theory of Mind.
  • outline interventions that have been developed by psychologists to teach autistic children theory of mind, and to assist them with false-belief training.

Module Five: Intervention and support

At the end of Module Five, learners should be able to:

  • outline the main approaches to care and therapeutic interventions for people on the autism spectrum
  • discuss issues that relate to family, social support services, and adulthood in people on the spectrum
  • outline the differences in assumptions about autism within ethnic minorities and across the world, and how these affect provision for people with autism

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
OUR PASS RATE
Healthcare
85.5%
(National Average 61.8%)

Autism Awareness - Advanced

Key Points

  • Understand ‘the spectrum’ of autism
  • Learn about the history and challenges of diagnosing autism
  • Confidently outline the main approaches to care and support for individuals with autism

 

  • Gain a level 4 qualification
  • Develop expert knowledge of autism
  • Start a career in education supporting children with autism

About your Course

This advanced autism awareness course will give you the opportunity to learn about the history of autism, by outlining research into the disability and explaining the ‘autistic spectrum’.

This course will give you extensive knowledge of autism and how to support individuals with the learning disability.

This is ideally suited for anyone working with individuals with autism. You will understand key principles such as theory of mind and false-belief training.

You will be able to identify effective methods of communication and work with the individual in a supportive and constructive way.

Through your training you will be able to help the individual work towards their learning or life objectives, working through challenges as they arise.

Getting Started

This Level 4 Autism Awareness Advanced online course sets you up for a career supporting individuals with autism either in a care or educational setting.

It covers the educational context for autism, including communication and Theory of Mind, and outlines approaches and common issues regarding care and therapeutic interventions.

On successful completion of this special needs education online course, you will have an in depth knowledge of the issues surrounding autism.

From here you can either qualify as a learning support teaching assistant or look for more specialised roles.

Regardless, your knowledge will make you an appealing candidate.

You can enrol and start your learning the very same day via our online portal. That means you don’t have to choose between your education and your existing commitments.

Healthcare
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 61.8%)
85.5%

On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:

Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Autism Awareness - Advanced Diploma

Autism Awareness - Advanced Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.

Certificate 2 is issued by Quality Licence Scheme: Level 4 Autism Awareness - Advanced Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 4 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

Requirements for Entry

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge

On successful completion of your course your qualification is awarded. You will receive an attractively presented Diploma or Certificate issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, this will also allow you to use the letters SAC. Dip. or SAC. Cert. after your name.

Stonebridge Associated Colleges is one of the leading (and biggest) distance education colleges in the U.K and internationally. We have many thousands of students studying with us at any one time from locations all over the world. Our diplomas will always count towards your future, and will improve your prospects of future employment or higher level study etc. by proving that you have studied to a certain level, that you have proficiency in your chosen subjects and that you are interested in your field of choice. Education is always an investment in your future and you will find this to be the case with our qualifications in your jurisdiction.

Module One: ASD Overview

At the end of Module One, learners should be able to:

  • explain what ‘autism spectrum’ means
  • describe the main symptoms and manifestations of autism relating to the core ‘triad’ of difficulties in social communication, social interaction, and social imagination
  • outline the main diagnostic sub-groups (Asperger’s, Autism, PDD-NOS) within the autism spectrum family of conditions
  • outline the ways symptoms vary in their expression and severity between individuals and sub-groups on the spectrum, and between specific age groups (children, teens, adults)

Module Two: History of autism diagnosis

At the end of Module Two, learners should be able to:

  • outline key discoveries in the history of autism research and practice
  • consider procedures and some of the problems involved in identifying and diagnosing autistic conditions (children, teens, adults; males, females)
  • critically consider claims concerning the prevalence of autism across different time periods and in different populations

Module Three: Modern science supporting the condition

At the end of Module Three, learners should be able to:

  • outline the explanations – particularly psychological and biological – of what is currently known about the causes and manifestations of autism
  • outline recent psychological and biological research findings concerning the causes of autism
  • understand some of the scientific research areas through which autism is being explored and how these can help people with autism

Module Four: Education, communication and theory of mind

At the end of Module Four, learners should be able to:

  • discuss the implications of autism on education, and consider what educational options may be available for the child or young person on the autism spectrum
  • explain Theory of Mind, especially with regards to communication, and the difficulties that can arise from an underdeveloped Theory of Mind.
  • outline interventions that have been developed by psychologists to teach autistic children theory of mind, and to assist them with false-belief training.

Module Five: Intervention and support

At the end of Module Five, learners should be able to:

  • outline the main approaches to care and therapeutic interventions for people on the autism spectrum
  • discuss issues that relate to family, social support services, and adulthood in people on the spectrum
  • outline the differences in assumptions about autism within ethnic minorities and across the world, and how these affect provision for people with autism

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).
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