Level 3 Certificate in
Understanding Autism


The Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism is designed for learners who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of the condition, and the challenges and strengths that autistic people may experience. You will learn about characteristics, diagnosis and how understanding and different theories surrounding autism have developed over time. Within this qualification, the term ‘autism’ is used as an umbrella term for all autistic spectrum conditions, including Asperger syndrome.


How is this Qualification Delivered?

To be awarded the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Autism, learners are required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units:

  • Unit 01 Autism in context
  • Unit 02 Positive behavioural support for autistic individuals
  • Unit 03 Support and management of transitions for autistic individuals
  • Unit 04 Therapeutic interventions & support available for autistic individuals and co-occuring conditions
  • Unit 05 Safeguarding and resilience in autism



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