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Introduction to the Autistic Spectrum for Health & Social Care (Apollo)

  • 1 Day | Part Time
  • Suffolk New College (Ipswich)
  • Level 1 | Professional

Course overview

This course aims to help learners and Health & Social Care professionals to develop their skills and knowledge in an -introduction to the autistic spectrum. During the course, the learner will identify behaviours that are associated with the condition and how to support people using a range of different methods.

This is a 1-day course, 09:30-15:30, face-to-face with an online assessment to be completed remotely. 

Completion of this course comes with an accredited qualification and certificate recognised in industry.


Course content/units

  • Know the importance of a person-centred approach when working with individuals with an autistic spectrum condition
  • Outline why it is important to recognise and value an individual with an autistic spectrum condition as a person first
  • Give examples of how to use a person-centred approach when working with individuals with an autistic spectrum condition
  • Understand the concept of Autistic Spectrum Condition
  • The need to understand it is not an illness or disease
  • Behavioural characteristics
  • Sensory difficulties
  • Understand the importance of effective communication for individuals with an autistic spectrum condition
  • Outline the use of visual communication systems for individuals with an autistic spectrum condition

Assessment will include components of face-to-face practicals in our state-of-the-art Health Science campus, as well as an online suite of assessments to which you will have access. 

Course highlights

  • This programme is just one of the exciting and industry-relevant programmes offered as part of Suffolk New College’s Apollo Project.
  • The Apollo Project’s offer aims to train and upskill the workforce, and to provide people with the necessary skills, qualifications, and knowledge to enter a career in Health & Social Care. Please visit our website for the list of further Apollo courses.
  • Courses are delivered by industry professionals with years of experience and service in the Health and Social Care Industry, and have been selected due to employer feedback and skills gaps within the industry, making these skills and qualifications highly sought after.

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