Autism and Complex Needs
|Course Code: SCCS2003||Level: 5||Start Date: September 2022|
New 30-credit short course developing the skills needed for good autism practice.
This course will support you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the differences experienced by autistic children and young people, including those with co-occurring diagnoses and those with complex needs.
You will explore developments in knowledge and understanding of autism including critical debates around language, diagnosis, and theoretical positions.
You will be introduced to a range of strategies and approaches to support development of your practice in working with children and their families to ensure good autism practice and inclusion.
This course has been developed in partnership with and is endorsed by the Autism Education Trust.
How will I learn?
You will be taught over 12 weeks beginning with a full day in-person launch conference where you can meet the other students on your course on 17th September 2022.
This will be followed by weekly evening live online teaching sessions in the virtual classroom and flexible online learning activities to fit around your work and commitments.
What entry qualifications do I need?
Your application will be considered on evidence of relevant experience and prior learning. We welcome applications from experienced and mature learners who do not have formal GCSE/A Level qualifications.
Is student finance available for short courses?
Tuition fee loans are available for this short course as part of the government's preparations for the Lifelong Learning Entitlement. You will be eligible for a loan if you live in England, even if you have had student loans for university courses in the past.
Further information about short course loans is available here.
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