Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people around them. According to the National Autistic Society, autism affects about 700,000 people in the United Kingdom, which equates to 1 in 100 of the population and the number of children being diagnosed with the condition is continuing to increase. This course will provide you with an understanding of what autism is and how it affects a child’s daily life. It will touch on what factors contribute towards a child developing autism as well as some of the typical behaviours associated with it and how you can provide effective support for those with the condition. It also discusses what happens during the diagnosis process, some of the intervention methods that can help manage the condition and suggests some simple adaptations you can make to improve a child with autism’s day to day life.
People working in adult and child care environments. Those working in all areas of care may come into contact with people who has Autistic Spectrum Disorders ASD. Although the course focuses on children with autism, having an awareness of the condition and how best to provide support to someone with ASD will be of use to anyone who interacts with and cares for children and adults as part of their work.
Having a knowledge of the typical behaviours and challenges associated with ASD can equip you to identify these and act in a supportive way.CPD approval means that this course can be used by those that need to prove they are continually developing themselves. Online training is flexible, efficient and cost effective meaning the candidate can progress through the modules at their own pace and in their own time, so they can fit the training in around their work and personal life.
There are a lot of courses in our health and social care suite that would make great follow ups to this course and if you are responsible for the care of adults or children then a wide range of them would provide valuable additions to your knowledge. Specific topics that compliment this directly are Introduction to Early Years Foundation Stage, Equality and Diversity and Mental Health Awareness.
Autism Awareness 1 Definitions, Context & Background 70
Autism Awareness 2 Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder 70
Autism Awareness 3 Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder 70
Autism Awareness 4 Testing and Support 70
Recommended System Requirements
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)
Duration: 30 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).
This course will contain a series of online tests as part of the formal assessment process, to ensure students are effectively absorbing and understanding the learning topics covered during the course.
The tests will include:
End of Module Multiple Choice Test
Final Interactive Assessment Test
interactive course assessments
End of Module Test
At the end of each module within the course, learners will be asked to complete a series of short multiple choice tests. This is done to assess the learner’s ability and knowledge of the topics covered within the course. The results of these end of module test are instantaneous, so learners can track their grades as they progress through the course.
The results from the End of Module Multiple Choice Tests will not be weighted towards the final grade of the course. The end of module test provide reflective learning for student to understand and prepare for the type of questions contained within the final assessment.
Final Assessment Test
The final assessment test is an online interactive examination containing 50 questions to be completed within a 60 minute time frame. The final assessment will contain questions from all modules and topics covered within the course. Prior to taking the final assessment learners have the ability to take a mock simulation test, to understand the question styles and format of the final assessment before taking the real test.
The results from the final assessment test will count 100% towards the final grade for the course. The results are instantaneous so learners will be informed straight away as to how they have performed on the assessment.
If learners are unsuccessful in the first attempt at the final assessment test, learners can retake the final assessment test an unlimited number of times until a pass grade or higher is achieved. This course comes with a complete exam pass guarantee. Learners can take the test an unlimited number of times until they pass, which is included in the price of the course.
Upon successful completion of the final assessment test, certificates for the course will be produced within 1-3 working days.
Upon completion of the course learners will be awarded with the CPD Certificate of Achievement Award.
This course is CPD accredited with the CPD Certification Service. Your certificate will display the universally recognised CPD Certification Service logo as proof of your knowledge and competencies gained from taking this course.
The Certificate of Achievement will provide proof that you have studied the course and will contain your grade classification level. You can use the certificate from us as part of your portfolio of evidence and/or use it to attend job or academic interviews.
The CPD certification is also a vital measure of your professional commitment, as taking this course clearly demonstrates your potential to employers and the value that you can bring to an organisation. It shows that you are serious about your chosen career sector and it can be that crucial step in helping you to gain a new job or promotion.
What is CPD?
The CPD Certification Service was established in 1996 as the leading independent organisation operating across all sectors to complement CPD polices of professional and academic institutions. Recognised nationally by employers, professional organisations and academic intuitions the CPD Certification Service is a valuable certificate to achieve.
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. CPD is a commitment to lifelong learning, a skill that is invaluable to all people in society. Employers from both the public and private sectors, as well as academic intuitions across the UK and internationally recognise Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
CPD is a great way for individuals to gain new skills, improve their job prospects, gain greater job satisfaction and also help to secure a promotion.
Benefits of CPD
Regardless of where you are in your career, undertaking a CPD course can help you;
Enhance your employment opportunities
Improve career satisfaction
Track prior learning
Show you are up-to-date with the requirements of your job
Contribute to your CV
Lead to further education
Demonstrate your commitment and value within your organisation
Prepare you for promotion
When you finish with the course your certificate will contain the recognised CPD mark.