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Level 2 NCFE Certificate in Understanding Autism V2L

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 needed when working in mental health


• Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
• Improve your understanding of theories relating to autism
• Further your personal and professional development
• Ensure you understand what is meant by autism and how it is diagnosed
• Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college

Our Learn from Home courses are completed fully online, so there is no need for any personal attendance in college.

You will complete assessments by answering questions and submitting them to your tutor via the learning platform. If your answers do not quite meet the required standard, your tutor will refer the assessment to you, so you to improve your answer and it will probably pass on its subsequent submission.

You will be given full written feedback on your assessments, and your tutor is available by email or mobile phone during office hours if you need support with your studies.

To study the courses, you need to have a suitable device such as a laptop, a desktop computer or a tablet such as an iPad. You must not enrol if you do not have one of the devices mentioned. It is not possible to complete the courses on a mobile phone as they are not compatible with our learning platform.

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from NCFE awarding body, confirming your achievement.

Key Information

  • Duration

    26 weeks

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What you will learn

• Introduction to Autism
• Using a Person-Centred Approach to Support Individuals with Autism
• Communication and Social Interaction in Individuals with Autism
• Sensory Processing, Perception and Cognition in Individuals with Autism
• Supporting Positive Behaviour in Individuals with Autism
• Supporting Individuals with Autism to Live Healthy and Fulfilled Lives

Assessment Method

Portfolio of Evidence

This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by NCFER External Quality Assurance Consultants (EQACs).

Students must be 19+ There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification

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

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees


We do not currently have fee information available for this course. Please contact us for further information.


Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.

Apply online Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7575

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details