Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism


Autism is a spectrum condition that affects how a person communicates with others and how they interpret the world around them. There are around 700,000 people in the UK with autism – more than 1 in every 100. Having a clear understanding of the misconceptions, diagnoses and support surrounding autism are just some of the essential skills you can learn within this qualification.


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. It also covers:

• How individuals with autism process sensory information
• The characteristics that may be present in individuals with autism
• The conditions that commonly occur with autism
• The common misconceptions surrounding autism
• How speech, language and communication may differ in people with autism
• How legislation and guidance underpins support