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Autism Awareness Diploma - Accredited by CPD & CMA

Student Discount Card Eligible | Lifetime Access | Online certified training |Online certificate and exam included


£29 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
No formal qualification
10 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Our in-depth Autism Awareness Diploma/Course certified by CPD & CMA is the best selling Autism Diploma course and is the perfect course designed to help learners understand the skills and gain the competence involved working within Autism.

Packed in to 11 modules teaching you everything you need to succeed in this profession.

The course can be studied part time and you can become accredited in as little as 15 hours and you can study at your own pace.

The comprehensive syllabus is supported by experienced tutors who are there to help you through email.

Your qualification will be recognised and can be checked for validity on our dedicated website.

Key features about our Autism Diploma

> Lifetime Access to your course

> The price you pay Reed is for the whole course – no hidden fees

> CPD Certificate upon successful completion

> Tutor Support Monday – Friday

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10 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Module 1

Introduction to Autism

This module offers course participants an introduction to autism, including:

  • A brief definition of what autism is
  • A general introduction to autism spectrum disorders
  • A look at the conditions which fall under the autism spectrum
  • A glimpse at different conditions which can be related to autism
  • Plus much more...

Module 2

Learning Disabilities Associated with Autism

This will include:

  • An in-depth comparison of autism and Asperger's Syndrome
  • The three separate conditions on the autism spectrum
  • Problems associated with social skills and learning for young people with autism
  • The challenges of communication and learning for young people with autism
  • Plus much more...

Module 3

Causes and Diagnoses of Autism

Covering several topics that include a focus on how people acquire the condition and the differences between children and adults and males and females

  • What the main causes of autism are
  • What
  • How autism and Asperger's Syndrome are diagnosed in adults
  • How autism is diagnosed in children
  • Plus much more...

Module 4

Language and Communication Skills

In this module, we will take a closer look at:

  • How people on the spectrum may try to communicate
  • The stages of communication and language processing
  • Fundamental categories of language delays
  • The process of expressive language
  • Plus much more...

Module 5

Understanding and Dealing with Autistic Behaviour

In this module, we will take a closer look at that behaviour, including

  • Understanding autistic behaviour patterns
  • Comprehending the purpose of and motivation behind such behaviour
  • Understanding behaviour and setting limits
  • Recognising when children's behaviour shows autistic traits
  • Plus much more...

Module 6

Addressing Common Myths Connected with Autism

While some has been based on sound research, other theories have not and have even resulted in mass hysteria and potential public health concerns. In this module, we will:

  • Address several of the most common myths connected with autism spectrum disorders
  • Look specifically at the theory that measles, mumps and rubella vaccines can result in children becoming autistic
  • Investigate suggestions that dietary needs or deficiencies may cause autism
  • Address the old theory that autism is a result of poor parenting
  • Plus much more...

Module 7

Recognised Approaches to Autism

In this module, we will cover the ones most highly regarded and used in the United Kingdom, including:

  • What is the S.P.E.L.L. Framework?
  • An introduction to different recognised approaches to autism
  • Preparing for social inclusion
  • The person-centred approach
  • Plus much more...

Module 8

Best Practices when Dealing with Autistic Individuals

In this module, we will look at some of the best practices when dealing with people on the autism spectrum, including:

  • How to ensure a safe environment at all times
  • Creating a safety plan for an autistic individual
  • Practical and sensible considerations for home, school, and the community
  • Various visual strategies that can be helpful in dealing with those on the spectrum
  • Plus much more...

Module 9

Organisational Considerations

In this module, we will make a more in depth examination of organisational systems that are helpful to people with autistic disorders, including:

  • Organisation in the home environment
  • Organisation at school
  • Organisation in the workplace
  • Organisation while out and about in the community
  • Plus much more...

Module 10

Ethical Considerations and Legal Obligations

In this module, we'll take a look at:

  • The important ethical considerations for working effectively with autistic people
  • The National Autistic Society's Code of Practice for Autism related training
  • What unethical approaches to dealing with autistic individuals are
  • Why strict ethical considerations must be made when working with those on the spectrum
  • Plus much more...

Module 11

Encouraging Autism Awareness

We will also review specifically why awareness about autism should be increased and what the benefits are. This includes:

  • Learning about World Autism Awareness Day, marking Autism Awareness Month in UK schools, and celebrating Autism Awareness Month
  • Learning more about the goals of Autism Awareness UK
  • Recognising the international symbol of the puzzle ribbon and its meaning
  • Understanding why everyone should have better autism awareness
  • Plus much more...

Who is this course for?

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Course Testimonial -

Maya Davies - Coventry

Has taught me so much about the Autistic spectrum disorder

I have enjoyed doing this course, it was full of excellent information and has taught me so much about the Autistic spectrum disorder.

I will be able to use and implement what I have learnt in my job as a teaching assistant, I would recommend this course to everyone as I believe everyone should have the awareness I know have of people who have Autism.

I had done a fair few online courses to help me be a better teaching assistant and this has to be one of the best courses I have taken and I plan on doing more courses on this site as they are value for money.

Monika Dudek – York

This is a fantastic course! I really enjoyed it.

This is a fantastic course! I really enjoyed it. The most useful module is about working with autistic children. There are lots of tips how to deal with autistic behaviour!

This course really helps me in my work as a support for the 4-old autistic boy in a nursery. Every day I use an imaginative role play to develop his social skills. It really works! This course also increases my knowledge about autism and other related conditions.

Thanks to all modules I could increase my English terminology about autism as well (I am Polish). I can recommend this course to all people who are interested in autism! Thank you very much for this course.

Dawn Hughes – Mold, Wales

There was no pressure on myself and progressed at my own pace

My son has Aspergers Syndrome, so when this course Autism Awareness Diploma came up with 90% off just after Christmas, I thought I would like to do it.

There was no pressure on myself and progressed at my own pace, the course is very informative with lots of hints and tips. The process of going through the Modules and assignments was also very easy to do. The cost of the course was expensive if I hadn’t had 90% off.

I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending New Skills Academy courses to other people for their informative and ease of usage. I really enjoyed it.


Our Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices. Now more than ever people are using the internet while on the move so our course has been designed to be fully compatible on tablets and smartphones so you can access your course on wifi, 3G or 4G.

There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

All tests are online and are taken either during or after the course, these are included in the price.

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What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

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An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.