Course Content

  • Autism in context 

  • Positive behavioural support for autistic individuals 

  • Support and management of transitions for autistic individuals 

  • Therapeutic interventions and support available for autistic individuals and co-occuring conditions 

  • Safeguarding and resilience in autism

Full course title

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism

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Study this course with no course fees!

This course is funded via the National Skills Fund. You must either: 

  • Earn less than £18,525 per year 


  • Not hold a Level 3 qualification in any subject (equivalent to 2 full A levels, an advanced technical certificate or diploma)

You must also:

  • Currently live in England
  • Resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study

Not eligible for funding?

Fund your qualification with an Advanced Learner Loan with nothing to pay until you earn over £27k a year.  If you are not eligible for a free course through government funding, you can still gain a qualification to further your career with the help of an advanced learner loan. Find out more about Advanced Learner Loans here

How Learners use this course

This 18-week course gives the learner the chance to develop their knowledge and understanding of Autism, and how to support those who have been diagnosed with Autism. This Level 3 course could lead towards career opportunities such as;

  • Learning Mentor (£14,500 to £25,000)
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teaching Assistant (£12,577 to £23,000)
  • Youth Worker (£18,000 to £33,000)