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This qualification will typically take 8-10 weeks to complete.

To achieve this qualification the learner will be required to complete 6 mandatory units.

The purpose of this qualification is designed for learners’ who want to develop their understanding of autism and identify how to support individuals with autism. The qualification will support those who wish to progress within employment in a range of different sectors for those assisting individuals with autism.

Its aim is to develop the learners’ understanding of autism and the principles of supporting those with autism. The learner will learn about a person-centred approach including how positive communication methods can influence positive behaviour and outcomes, as well as assisting individuals with autism to live a healthy and fulfilled lives.

The awarding organisation for this qualification is NCFE/Cache and the qualification specification will be developed and delivered in line with the Department of Health Adult Autism Strategy. “We will also use the term ‘autism’ as an umbrella term for all autistic spectrum conditions, including Asperger syndrome”. (NCFE/Cache website)

Evidence produced for the qualification will be internally assessed by your assigned course tutor.

This course can be delivered using a blended learning approach. This will give you flexibility to direct your own online learning. You will be assigned a tutor to provide support and guidance including face to face if desired. As well as having access to resources and collaboration tools to assist your learning.