Understanding Autism Certificate Level 3

Subject Area Special Educational Needs
Course Type Adult Learning
Qualification Level 3
Start Date September 2021
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Understanding Autism Certificate Level 3

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.

Childcare students in the classroom at University Centre South Devon.

Course Details

Entry Requirements
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  • You must have a GCSE Grade 4(C) in English
What will I learn?
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  • History of Autism

  • Safeguarding those with Autism

  • Therapeutic techniques

  • Communication skills

  • Care and support of those with Autism

Course Applications

Please choose your preferred study option below (subject to change).

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LocationPaignton Campus
DatesSeptember 2021
Times17:00 - 19:15

This course costs: £

If you are aged 19 and over at the start of the course, 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 fully subsidised or reduced tuition fees.

This course is fully funded for 16-18 year olds (if applicable to the course).

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.


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

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

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