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Level 3 Understanding Autism


Unlimited Tutor Support

Online Learning

Course Overview

What does this qualification cover? 

This course aims to enhance your knowledge and understanding of autism, including:

  • how to adopt a positive approach to supporting autistic people
  • how to support and manage transitions for autistic people
  • the range of therapeutic interventions and support available for autistic people and co-occurring conditions
  • how to support communication and social interaction for autistic people
  • how to develop an understanding of how autistic people may be vulnerable and the support worker’s role and responsibilities relating to safeguarding


Who is it suitable for? 

The qualification is for individuals who wish to learn about autism and how to support people of the autism spectrum. It’s beneficial to learners who give one-to-one assistance, as well as those in sectors like education and healthcare.

Do you need to be working to take this qualification? 

This is a knowledge-only qualification. You do not need to work or undertake practical placements for this qualification.

Funded by


Short Assessment






12 weeks



*if the course cost is Free, this is subject to eligibility

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