Supporting People with Autism

Explore Autism and how it can affect the way people think and behave.

Overview

Why take this course?

This e-learning course is ideal for people working within the health and social care sector, and would also be of interest to teachers, parents and community support staff. It explains what Autism Spectrum conditions are and the impact they have on people, whilst describing the triad of impairments as identified by Dr Leo Kanner.

What you will experience

The course is broken down into four easy steps - an introduction and three study units:

  • What are the conditions of Autism?
  • Characteristics of autism and providing support
  • Legal protection for effective planning

The objectives for the course are to define Autism list the different conditions within the spectrum. It outlines the benefits of early diagnosis and the theory behind the Autism Spectrum conditions.

You will also study some of the difficulties people have with this condition and how we can support those with autism, who often see the world around them in a different way to those without the condition. The course has suggestions of ways to support those with memory and sensory problems. It also outlines the key elements of the Autism Act 2009 and identifies the planning approach to planning care.

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Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course will require you to manage your workload independently, without tutor support.

Subject area

Entry requirements

Previous knowledge or experience would be of benefit but is not essential.

What you will need

Students must have access to a computer with a broadband internet connection.

What you need to know

Anything else?

Please note, this course is not eligible for fee waiver.

Next steps

Education

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Availability

Duration Fees Code
4 Hours over 1 Month £40.00
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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.