Supporting Children and Young People With Autism Level 3


Are you a parent looking to offer your child the best in autism support, or a Teaching Assistant interested in expanding your specialisms? Our Supporting Children and Young People with Autism Level 3 course can provide with the knowledge you need.

Supporting Children and Young People With Autism Level 3

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About Our Course

With a full year to complete your studies, you can enrol onto this home based course and not only develop a deeper understanding of how to support children and young people with autism, but can use it to explore the impairments and sensory sensitivities that come with autism.

This insightful course contains everything you need to know to help care for autistic children and ensure that they surrounded by those that truly understand what they are experiencing.

From knowing how to use visual strategies to support their learning and development, to understanding the best methods for communication and engagement, by the end of this course you will be able to create a suitable learning environment where they can feel safe and thrive.

And the good news is – you can learn all of this from the comfort of your own home. No classes. No examinations. No restrictions.

You can enrol onto this course and complete it at a time, place and location of your choosing. More importantly, you can mould this course to fit around your current work obligations and achieve a healthy work-study balance.

Prefer to learn relaxed on the settee? You can. Only able to study on your lunch breaks? With our course, you can study when the time is right for you. In fact, you can study as fast or as slow as you want, and can benefit from having your entire course materials emailed or mailed straight to your home.

Course Benefits

Structured around eight learning outcomes, by the end of this 12 month course you will have achieved a level of comprehension and competency that will make you a real asset in the care of children with autism.

More importantly, you will walk away with a breadth of knowledge that can make a substantial difference to their emotional development and ability to socially engage with others.

For parents, the information and visual strategies that you will acquire on this course will help you to deal with their sensory sensitivities and help them to overcome communication problems and potential development issues.

This course will:

  • Challenge your understanding of autism and the strategies typically used to assist children with autism.
  • Help you to achieve a deeper appreciation of what children with autism are dealing with.
  • Develop and kick start your career in this field.
  • Allow you to study when, where and how you want, and at a pace of your choosing – no examinations, no classrooms, no strict deadlines…

Course Units

Unit 1: The Impairments Associated with Autism and their Impacts

Unit 2: Understanding Sensory Processing Difficulties and Sensitivities

Unit 3: Supporting with Communication and Social Interaction

Unit 4: Different Types of Therapies Used to Support Children and Young People with Autism

Unit 5: Therapeutic Interventions and Safeguarding with Autism

Unit 6: How to Develop a Suitable Learning Environment for Children or Young People with Autism

Unit 7: Understanding the Importance of Developing Relationships with Parents/Carers

Unit 8: Analysing the Behaviour of a Child or Young Person with Autism, and Identifying Strategies to Reduce or Eliminate Challenging Behaviours


This course is assessed through the submission of one written assignment to your personal tutor for marking. No external examinations are required.

Required Knowledge

No previous knowledge or experience is needed in order to enrol onto this course, making it ideal for parents looking to support their children or for Teaching Assistants hoping to expand their specialisms.

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive certification from National Institution of Qualifications (NIOQ).

This course has been designed to meet the requirements of specific learners or employers. It is endorsed by National Institution of Qualifications, meaning the course has undergone external quality checks to ensure that they are maintained and delivered to an excellent standard.

National Institution of Qualifications are a national certificating organisation. Endorsement of our courses ensures learners have access to high quality materials that cover all learning outcomes, helping them to achieve their potential.


We may specialise in the provision of home based courses; however from day one we will endeavour to go above and beyond to maximise your learning potential. From our comprehensive study guides and course materials, to the continuous support of our personal tutors; you can harness their years of industry knowledge and expertise, and use it to inform your studies.

Our personal tutors are experts in their field, and are readily available to advise, guide and mentor your studies so you achieve optimum results.

Our student support team are similarly just a click away, ensuring that you are never left long waiting for a response to your questions. No matter the query you can trust that our team will always be on hand to help.

Frequently Asked Questions

This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider.
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work.
  • All courses are fully endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast-track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

There are no requirements to have completed any courses or have any knowledge of the subject area to enrol on the course. There is no application process and no questions asked when you sign up, it is accessible to anybody.

Your course will start as soon as you sign-up. You could start your journey of learning today!

This course is an endorsed certification, not a regulated qualification.

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