This e-learning course is for anyone who works closely with children or in a capacity where they might encounter someone on the autism spectrum; for example, teachers, youth workers, carers, nurses and even customer service professionals.
According to the National Autistic Society, Autistic spectrum disorder affects more than 2.8 million people in the UK.
The term autism refers to a range of social, language and communication problems. Some people on the autistic spectrum have very few symptoms, meaning their condition can go unrecognised. It is not unusual for people to be diagnosed with autism in adulthood.
However, for others, the condition can be so severe that they are unable to participate in society.
Autism awareness needs to increase among the population to ensure that everyone on the autism spectrum is able to get the support they need, and so that any stigmas around the condition are dispelled.
This is particularly important for anyone who works with children, as spotting the signs of autism and finding ways to deal with them early on can help to prevent the condition from adversely affecting a young person throughout the rest of their life.
Our e-learning course is designed to provide people who work with children with a basic understanding of the autism spectrum.
After completing the course, learners will be able to:
Our e-learning course is suitable for anyone who works closely with children or in a capacity where they might encounter someone on the autism spectrum; for example, teachers, youth workers, carers, nurses and even customer service professionals.
An Introduction to the Autism Spectrum covers the following lesson plan:
The content of this digital learning course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
After completing this course, you will be able to download a Virtual College certificate to print and keep for your records.
The course should take one to two hours to complete, but this depends entirely on your individual learning speed and how quickly you absorb the study material.
With our Learning Management System, Enable, you can proceed at whatever speed you like, with your progress automatically saved as you go.
There are no specific entry requirements for this course.
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When buying one of our courses, you will need to enter a valid email address which will be used to create your account with our Learning Management System – Enable – where you will take the training. We will also send your purchase receipt to this email address, and any additional courses purchased in future using the same email address will be added to your system account.
If you choose to pay via PayPal, we will use the email address linked to your PayPal account to create your Enable system account.
Once you have purchased a course, you will be able to send this course to other people using your system account with Enable by entering the new learner’s email address so that they may access the training and set up their own system account with our Learning Management System.
If you are not 100% satisfied with your course then we offer a 30-day, no hassle money-back guarantee. To request a refund, you should email our learner support team with your receipt stating why you would like to be reimbursed. You, or your learners, must not have completed the training in order to make a valid refund claim. Any claim made after the training has been completed will be invalidated.
This online course consists of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk learners through the lesson material. Pages may include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help learners stay engaged and interested in the material. Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be paused and resumed at any stage.
The course is self-paced so learners decide how fast or slow the training goes. There is no deadline for completion but some of our courses have a test at the end to check that learners have understood the material. If the course has a test at the end then learners are required to achieve a 75% pass mark to successfully complete the course. Once learners have passed the test they are awarded a certificate, which can either be downloaded digitally or sent as a physically copy if this option was chosen when purchasing the course.
Upon completion of any of our courses, learners will be able to download a digital certificate from Virtual College and will include the accrediting bodies logo where applicable.
If you have bought the posted certificate option (available on select courses), a high quality, seal embossed, certificate will be sent out by first class post at the beginning of the following working week.