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Understanding Autism - Level 3 Certificate ONLINE

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CQO4950Understanding Autism - Level 3 ONLINE01/09/202131/07/2022  ONLINEAvailable for enrolments
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If you are studying on a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you are entitled to have your tuition fees waived:

  • We need to check what course you are enrolling on and what your age and income status is first.
  • You may be entitled to a free or reduced cost place if you are working but on a low wage – as set out in the GLA or ESFA funding rules or are in receipt of:
  • Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Employment Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit with income of less than £18,000 per year
  • Income support
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Carers Allowance
  • Council Tax ReductionFor qualification based courses, the course will be free if you are working and earn less than £20962.00 annual gross salary inside Greater London Authority (GLA) or £16009.50 (outside GLA)

You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit and you wish to claim concessionary rates please contact Customer Services who will be pleased to advise you on your entitlement. In addition, if you receive other allowances you may also be eligible to enrol at concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.

It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

More information about this Course


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This is an online course, you can enrol and start at any time between the advertised start date and the end date.

How will the course benefit me
This online course is ideal for anyone wanting to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of autism. Over 700,000 people in the UK are autistic and it’s a condition that affects people of all ages. Receiving 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 course is perfect for you.

Entry Requirements
Spoken and written English at Level 2 and be a confident IT user - experience in using web-based portfolios would be beneficial. You will also need to be motivated to undertake personal study and homework of at least 3 - 5 hours each week and be willing to participate in occasional online tutorials if required. You will need an email address to use the EQUAL online learning platform.

What will I learn
Unit 1: Autism in context Unit 2: Positive behavioural support for individuals with autism Unit 3: Understand support and management of transitions for individuals with autism Unit 4: Therapeutic interventions and support available for individuals with autism and co-occurring conditions Unit 5: Communication and social interaction with individuals with autism Unit 6: Safeguarding and resilience in autism

Course Delivery
You must have access to the internet and a suitable device, preferably a PC or laptop to enable you to access the EQUAL online learning platform. You will be given access to online workbooks and materials which will take you step by step through the course and help you to develop independent learning skills. You will be supported by an experienced assessor who will contact you at the beginning of the course and provide feedback on the assessments you complete via the EQUAL online learning platform, at various intervals throughout the course. You will receive email reminders from the EQUAL platform when assessments are due. All evidence is submitted through a web-based portfolio.

Learning Assessment
You will complete an online portfolio of evidence demonstrating how you meet the qualification criteria. The average time to complete this online course is 12 weeks you may however complete in fewer weeks or it may take you longer. It will depend on your commitment to the course. You will however be expected to complete all assessments within the academic year you commence the course in.

Extra Costs
To fully participate in this FULLY ONLINE COURSE you will need: - a PC/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably Google Chrome) you will need access to a reliable internet connection.

Progression Routes
This course supports progression onto a range of other CPD online courses. Or you may be interested in our range of online Level 2 vocational courses that are also on the EQUAL online learning platform.

Health & Safety
You will be need to be familiar with staying safe while learning online. If you have not completed any online- safety training it would be beneficial to complete an online safety module. You can find modules here https://www.learnmyway.com/subjects/online-safety/ . You can register for free using our log in 3453711. You will need to use your personal email to account to to access the EQUAL secure online learning platform. Depending on the course you are enrolled for you may need a private space while participating in the online part of the course.

Covid H&S
You will be expected to follow the social distancing arrangements in place for the safety of staff and learners.

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