NCFE CACHE Understanding Autism



Course duration

3 Month - Blended Learning

Certificate valid for

Never expires

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The NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism is eligible for Funding and is for learners working, or about to work in the health and social care sector, giving them knowledge and understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism.

Qualification Reference: 601/6330/6

NCFE Understanding Autism Course Aims

This qualification is designed for learners who wish to develop an understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism.

This qualification aims to:

  • develop learners’ understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism - covering the person-centred approach and influence of positive communication methods, how to support positive behaviour and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

NCFE Understanding Autism Course Objectives

The objective of this qualification is to help learners to:

  • progress within employment in a variety of sectors, and in a number of job roles where an understanding of autism and knowledge of how to support people with autism is required.

Throughout this qualification specification, as in the Department of Health Adult Autism Strategy, we’ve used the term ‘autism’ as an umbrella term for all autistic spectrum conditions, including Asperger syndrome.

Course Units

  1. Introduction to autism
  2. Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism
  3. Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism
  4. Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism
  5. Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism
  6. Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism, learners are required to successfully complete 6 mandatory units.

Assessment involves a blended delivery approach - This is a mixture of face-to-face and remote sessions with a qualified health and social care assessor.

Delegates will be awarded the NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism.

Progression Opportunities

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children's Workforce (Early Years Educator)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
  • Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England)
  • Level 3 Award in Supporting Children and Young People with Autism
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services
  • Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support

It may also be useful to learners studying qualifications in the following sectors:

  • healthcare
  • social care
  • leisure
  • education
  • early years
  • voluntary

Funding and Support

We are able to offer this course fully funded through The Adult Education Budget (AEB) and European Social Funding (ESF) - subject to eligibility, Please contact us to find out more about eligibility, along with the course dates we have running in various locations around the UK.