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Understanding Autism Certificate

The Understanding Autism Certificate Level 3 is designed for those who are supporting (or wishing to support) those with autism. This is a classroom based course where you will have the support of a personal tutor and a network of peers.

Perhaps you work with people, or have a family member with this diagnosis? The course will increase your understanding of autism and provide you with techniques and strategies to support individuals.

This course runs from September-July on a Thursday between 5pm-7:15pm

If you are aged 19 and over you may have options to help fund your studies with us. The funding you can receive depends on your personal circumstances, and could mean you are entitled to free or reduced course fees. You may also be entitled to support with travel, childcare and equipment. To find out exactly what you could receive, contact our Helpzone team on 08000 380 123 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.

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Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19+ Fee  
CT3UA21E Paignton Campus 10/09/2019 - 01/07/2020 TUE 17:00:00:0 - 19:45:00:0 36 £871.00 FC 19+ Apply Now
FC Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.
T2 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
T3 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
19+ Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.

Jo has worked in the childcare industry for over 20 years, as a private nanny and a nursery manager, before attending university to train as a teacher. She specialises in Understanding Autism, and her teaching comes from current literature and her own story within this subject. Jo has also completed a Masters degree in Childhood and Early Years and her work on Forest Schools has been published in the International Journal of Play. She is a lecturer on the Early Years degree, a teacher in South Devon High School, and is the programme coordinator for the adult courses in Early Years, Autism and Forest School.Jo Button

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