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Course Overview

Having a clear understanding of the misconceptions, diagnoses and support surrounding autism are just some of the essential skills needed when working in mental health. This course is also ideal for anyone who wants to understand more about neurodivergence and decrease misinformation around autism.

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Understanding Autism

What will I learn?

This course is made up of six units:
  • How autistic people process sensory information
  • The characteristics that may be present in autistic individuals
  • The conditions that commonly occur with autism
  • Common misconceptions surrounding autism
  • How speech, language and communication may differ in autistic people
  • How legislation and guidance underpins support

Eligibility Criteria

This course is government funded, you must meet the following criteria to be able to study for free:

  • You must currently live in England    
  • You must have been resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study    
  • You must be over the age of 19   
  • You must not be on an apprenticeship

There is a £125 cancellation fee if you enrol and do not complete or withdraw from the course. This fee is to cover administration costs. 

1% people are diagnosed as autistic. The true figure is likely higher.
5% of school children had a diagnosis in 2022/23
3:1 the ratio of men to women who are diagnosed as autistic.
122k open autism referrals in June 2022

Studying made simple!

We don't like to make things more complicated than they need to be... Our courses are designed to be flexible around your work and family life. 

Step 1

Submit your enrolment form

You'll get instant access to begin your course

Step 2

We'll start processing your funding application

A tutor will be assigned to support you through your course, they can be contacted via phone, text or email

Step 3

You'll receive text reminders when your work is due

Your work will be marked by your Tutor and returned to you within 7 days.

Step 4

Submit your work

Once you've finished your course, we'll apply for your certificate. This will be posted to your home address within 6 months of completing your course.

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If you'd like to enrol, we'd love to welcome you on a course with us! 

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