Autism Awareness

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Study method
Online, self-paced
1 hour
Access to content
1 year
No formal qualification
2 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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This autism awareness course is designed to provide those who care for individuals with autism, as well as healthcare, teaching and social care professionals, with an in-depth understanding of autism, its spectrum disorders, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Autism is a very complex developmental disorder that takes time to understand. This course explains in the most simple and effective way, the needs of autistic people, how autism affects social and emotional development, and how to provide support for those with autism.

How do you know when a person has autism? Both mild and severe symptoms can be displayed, and this course helps you to identify common traits of autism, taking you through the screening and diagnosis process in detail. You will also develop key communication skills that are ideal for those who work in special needs teaching.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Understand the causes, effects, symptoms and diagnosis of autism
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the autism spectrum disorder
  • Explain the autism screening and diagnosis process in detail
  • Identify the fundamental characteristics of autism
  • Provide quality care for those with autism and understand the support services available
  • Understand how different types of autism affect the brain and social development

Key Features of Autism Awareness Course:

Our trusted, high quality and affordable online courses are designed to train individuals to become experts in their field.

  • Accredited, quality CPD training
  • Instant e-certificate and hard copy dispatch by next working day
  • Fully online, interactive course with audio voiceover
  • Developed by qualified health and safety professionals
  • Self-paced learning accessible via laptop, tablet and smartphone
  • 24/7 Learning assistance and tutor support
  • Discounts on bulk purchases


2 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Course Curriculum

Module 1: Definitions, Context & Background

In module one, we will deepen our understanding of autism, its historical context and how it develops

Module 2: Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

In module two, we will take a close look at the different types of autistic spectrum disorders their symptoms and characteristics.

Module 3: Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder

In module three, we will explore the autism screening and diagnosis process in detail.

Module 4: Testing and Support

In module four, we will learn about the support services available for autistic individuals and how doctors test for autism.


All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field.


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for those who work in the healthcare and social care sector, as well as those who provide care for those with autism, such as:

  • Autism Support Workers
  • SEN Teaching Assistants
  • Autism Specialists
  • Parents of autistic children

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

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, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

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.


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