You may be entitled to a discount if you are in receipt of one or more benefits:
If the above applies to you, you will be asked to provide evidence of this before you make a payment. You will find further instructions after you have completed the enrolment steps.
You may be entitled to this course for free. There are two cases where you may qualify for this: If you are currently unemployed, are looking for work and are in receipt of one or more of the following benefits you may qualify for a discount:
Please note that the College is only able to offer this course at the rates publicised on this website to those individuals aged 19+ or over on 31st August 2021 whose home address is in areas of England outside of the devolved authority areas of: Cambridge and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Greater London, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands and West of England. Where an individual resides outside of England or in one of the devolved areas then the College reserves the right to charge you for the delivery of the course at a rate of £10.25 per hour. This is in line with the College’s Fees Policy which is published on our websites.
This qualification will increase your knowledge and understanding of autism. By completing the qualification, you will develop in-depth knowledge of autism which could support progression onto appropriate qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care
The qualification will help you to understand: how to adopt a positive approach to supporting individuals with autism. You will look at the current legislative framework relating to individuals with autism and how different theories have developed over time. How to support and manage transitions for individuals with autism and the range of therapeutic interventions and support available for individuals with autism and co-occurring conditions. How to support communication and social interaction for individuals with autism. How to develop an understanding of how individuals with autism may be vulnerable and the support worker’s role and responsibilities relating to safeguarding according to legislative requirements
There are no specific entry requirements, however GCSE English or equivalent is desirable.
Throughout the course you will take part in a range of activities, for example, presentations, group work, independent learning, etc. You will be taught by highly experienced tutors, who will show you practical examples.
You will have frequent assignment submissions and receive written feedback from your tutor. In addition, your tutor will give you verbal feedback on practical skills and have 1:1 tutorials about your progress and discussions on progression. You are asked to keep a record of all feedback and discussions and reflect on this in one of the assignments
Achievement of this qualification will help support progression into a variety of job roles and occupational areas within health and social care, or roles in other sectors which support people with autism.Progression onto the Access to Higher Education (Social Science) with Nelson and Colne College Group