NCFE Certificate in
Understanding Autism Level 2

Learn more about autism, and those who live with autistic spectrum conditions.

Overview

Why take this course?

Autism is a condition which is as highly complex as it is common within our society. People who live with autistic spectrum conditions can be affected in many different ways with subtle differences present from case to case. There is no one particular type of autism with cases ranging 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 autistic spectrum conditions 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 autistic spectrum condition.

What you will experience

This course is split into manageable units, each which require to be successfully completed to achieve the qualification.  Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. Access to the course is provided online with a personal tutor allocated to provide relevant support.

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Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course will require you to manage your workload independently, with a basic level of tutor support.

Subject area

What you will need

This course is completed online, so students will require access to IT equipment and the internet to complete the course.

What you need to know

Anything else?

Please note that fee waivers may apply. Find out more about funding for part-time courses

Next steps

Education

At North East Scotland College

On successful completion of this course, you may wish to progress to the following course:

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Availability

Duration Fees Code
152 Hours over 16 Weeks £55.00
YBNUS
-O171A
Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
FREEPOST RTJJ-TXBA-AEZS
Aberdeen City Campus
Gallowgate
Aberdeen
Scotland
UK AB25 1BN

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330
Email: enquiry@nescol.ac.uk

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website: www.nescol.ac.uk, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.