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Course Overview

Autism presents in many ways, and the support needs of each individual are unique. This course will teach you about a range of therapeutic interventions and support available to autistic individuals and their families.

In addition, you will learn about conditions that commonly co-occur with autism and the treatment options available. You will cover the roles and responsibilities relating to safeguarding, and the ways you can assist autistic individuals to lead fulfilling lives.

What will I learn?

This course is made up of five units:

  • 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

This course is particularly suited for a career in learning mentorship, youth work or Special Educational Needs teaching assistance.

Eligibility Criteria

This course is funded via the Level 3 Free Courses for Jobs. You will be eligible for funding if:

  • Your income is below the income threshold applicable to your region. We can provide guidance on this when you inquire.


  • You do 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.

If you are not eligible for funding, you can fund your qualification with an Advanced Learner Loan with nothing to pay until you earn over £27k a year.

Up to 80% of autistic children meet the criteria for an ADHD diagnosis
Up to 40% of children with Down Syndrome are autistic
1% people are diagnosed as autistic, but the true figure is likely higher
<8% of autistic females are diagnosed before age 6

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.

Need support enrolling? 

If you'd like support with your enrolment, or want to make sure this is the right course for you, fill out your details below and a member of the team will be in touch.

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