Autism Awareness - QLS Level 2 Course

Course Format:Online Course + Hard Copy Materials
Self-Study Time:Approximately 120 Hours (Self-Study)
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Course Description

The Autism Awareness - QLS Level 2 Course aims to develop your understanding of autism and gives practical suggestions when working with autistic individuals. This course will enable you to become familiar with various approaches to autism, have increased awareness of how to obtain a diagnosis and enable you to understand genetic environmental causes of autism.

Autism is a diverse and mystifying condition that has been the focus of much scientific research over the last few decades. Today, autism refers to a whole range of social, language and communication problems. Severity ranges from hardly there at all, often undiagnosed and even unrecognised, to severe, where it is virtually impossible for people to participate in society.

There are no boundaries between the conditions Kanner and Asperger identified, often people are in-between, whether in between Asperger’s syndrome and Kanner’s, or in between "normal" and Asperger’s syndrome. Therefore, collectively we refer to "autistic spectrum disorder", or ASD, as this allows for the differences in both symptoms and severity.

A person without ASD is called a neuro-typical. The Autism Awareness course will also explain how research in other conditions can help research into autism.

The Objectives of the Course are to:

  • Define autism
  • Understand the difference between Autism and Asperger’s syndrome
  • Explain the gender differences
  • Identify conditions related to ASD
  • Explain how research in other conditions can help research into autism

On successful completion of this course students will receive a QLS Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

Course Format & Delivery

You will receive access to the course materials through an online portal for a 12-month period. Students can use the portal for accessing their course materials, submitting assignments and to log tutor questions. A hard-copy book version of the course notes are also supplied.

Please Note: Hard-copy versions of this course are still being dispatched but there may be slight delays to the usual delivery times.

The Course includes the following units:
The following topics are covered; History, Autism today, Symptoms, Who is affected? Related conditions.
The following topics are covered; The Equality Act (2010), Making reasonable adjustments in employment, Making reasonable adjustments in education, The Autism Act outcome 1: The Autism Strategy, The Autism Act Outcome 2: The statutory guidance.
The following topics are covered; Problems with social interaction, Problems with social communication and language.
The following topics are covered; Challenging behaviour: biting other people, Obsessions, Repetition, Routine.
The following topics are covered; Autism or autistic traits? Genetics, Twin and other genetic studies, Environmental factors.
The following topics are covered; Factors contributing to increased awareness and diagnosis, Models of disability, Pros and cons of diagnosis, Components for multi-agency assessment.
The following topics are covered; Behavioural approaches, Dietary approaches, Medical interventions, Intensive Interaction, Alternative communication systems.
The following topics are covered; Assisting with anxiety, Support with organising, Technology, Planning and adapting to change. Life changes.
This unit explains the reasoning behind myths regarding Autism.
Prerequisites

There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 2 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted through the online portal or by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.

Assessment

Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work. Coursework assignments can be returned by uploading to the online portal, by email or by post.

We recommend that assignments are completed and returned as word-processed documents through the online portal. Handwritten documents can be accepted but need to be clear and legible and may be subject to a longer marking time.

About ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certification

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a QLS Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

This course has been endorsed by ABC Awards and Certa Awards for its high-quality. The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

You can find more information on level descriptors from our Certification Overview Page.

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