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Understanding Autism Certificate

The Understanding Autism Certificate Level 2 is a fully subsidised distance learning course that is aimed at those looking to understand more about autism. Perhaps you work with people, or have a family member with this diagnosis? The course will increase your understanding of autism and how best to support individuals.

You will be sent the resources and materials in a pack to complete. The resources and materials will cover each topic in detail, allowing you to learn more about the condition. This allows you to complete the course flexibly and in the comfort of your own home. However, you are also welcome to use the college library at our Paignton campus.

Despite there being no formal classes, you will have the support of a tutor who can offer phone or face-to-face tutorials. You will have approximately 6-8 weeks to complete your two assessments. The suggested amount of time to work on this is approximately five to eight hours a week.
There is a wide variety of financial support available for adults 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 for a free, impartial appointment, with no commitment necessary.

Please note, you must be aged 19+ and have lived in the UK for the last 3 years. You must also be resident in the South West of England to claim full subsidy.

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Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19+ Fee  
CT2UAT1P Offsite 05/09/2019 - 31/10/2019 - 8 £0.00 T2 Apply Now
CT2UA31P Paignton Campus 23/01/2020 - 02/04/2020 VAR - 9 £0.00 T2 Apply Now
CT2UA41P Paignton Campus 16/04/2020 - 25/06/2020 VAR - 10 £0.00 T2 Apply Now
CT2UA51P Paignton Campus 14/11/2019 - 16/01/2020 VAR - 8 £0.00 T2 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.

“I really enjoyed studying Health and Social Care. You're treated as an adult at the College and the tutors get to know you on a personal level, they are really supportive and their knowledge is invaluable. I felt as though I grew as a person during my time there, which is so important."Caitlyn Crofts

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If the idea of cost is holding you back from committing to a course, there is a wide range of financial support available for adults to help fund your studies with us.