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CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

The Skills Network
Course summary
Length: 12 weeks
Price: 207.50 GBP excl. VAT
Language: English
Location: Distance
Next available date: Start anytime - Distance

Course description

CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Funding available based on eligibility criteria.

Autism is a condition that is as highly complex as it is common within our society. People who live with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) can be affected in many different ways with subtle differences present from case to case. There is no one particular type of autism, as cases range from very mild to very severe.

Throughout this qualification you will gain an understanding of the spectrum used to assert the height of particular autistic conditions, as well as how they can affect people in a myriad of ways. As well as exploring the importance of using a person-centred approach to provide support, you will also understand how to use appropriate communication skills and positive behaviour techniques which encourage individuals with ASCs to lead fulfilling and independent lives.

This course is suitable for those looking to develop an understanding of autism, the principles of supporting individuals affected and gaining the skills required to ensure they can best live as independently as possible. This course will be of great benefit if you are currently working, or are looking to work, with individuals who have an ASC.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop their understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals to live healthy and fulfilled lives. The course will benefit anyone working, or looking to work, with individuals who have an autistic spectrum condition.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have achieved a CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism. 

No exams are required to complete this course.

Training Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction to autism

This unit will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to autism, covering what is meant by ‘autism’, theories exploring how autism develops and methods of working with those affected. You will also look at common misconceptions surrounding autism and conditions that develop alongside autism.

Unit 2: Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism

This unit covers the method of utilising a person-centred approach in order to support individuals with autism, incorporating the unique preferences and needs of the individual. You will examine also, the legislation and guidance on autism, as well as the support networks available to individuals diagnosed with the condition and their families.

Unit 3: Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism

This unit covers the delays and difficulties in speech, language, and social development often faced by individuals with autism. Also covered are methods and strategies that could be used when communicating with an individual with autism.

Unit 4: Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism

In this unit, you will gain an in-depth understanding of sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism - including hypersensitivity and hyposensitivity. You will also consider how to support the many unique sensory needs of individuals with autism.

Unit 5: Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism

Through this unit, you will understand an individuals' behaviour in the context of autism. You’ll also look at how to support positive behaviour and help individuals to develop coping strategies.

Unit 6: Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives

This unit covers how to provide effective support through transitions and life events, how to maintain the personal safety of others and how to access the wealth of services, facilities and employment opportunities open to those living with autism. You will also gain an understanding of what it’s like for an individual to live with autism, their experiences and their challenges.


Funding available based on eligibility criteria.

The course costs £249 which includes all of the learning resources and materials you will need to complete the course, it also includes the cost of registration and certification with the awarding body. You can either pay for the course in full in a single payment, which is required before you begin your study, or start a course using our flexible payment plans. Use our online calculator to work out your initial payment and subsequent payments to suit you.

Full customer service support is provided throughout the course.

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