Understanding Autism Level 3


Are you a parent of a child with autism and wish to learn more about the condition so you can provide them with the best possible care? Or are you a Teaching Assistant considering expanding your specialism so you can lend your support to students with special needs?

Understanding Autism Level 3

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About Our Course

No matter the reason for your interest, our Understanding Autism Level 3 course can provide you with an insightful view into how autism is identified and diagnosed so you are better equipped to promote good health, social inclusion and communication.

In just one year – and 100 hours of study – you can explore the key features of autism (in terms of ‘the triad of impairments’), and will be able to: understand and identify disorders (which commonly accompany autism); will appreciate that autism is a spectrum disorder that affects every individual differently, and will be equipped to support the day to day functions of those in your care.

In other words, you’ll be in a position to help them overcome the numerous difficulties that impact on their ability to engage, and instead will provide them with a space in which they are able to flourish.

This home based course is truly an asset to parents and teachers working with children with autism, as it covers everything that you need in order to create an environment that feels safe and comforting. When faced with a world that is loud and overwhelming, you can offer them a real chance to escape the noise and deal with symptoms of sensory processing disorder with ease.

More importantly, you can add this course to your arsenal and complete it from the comfort of your own home. There is no need to attend any classes as all of your course materials will be sent straight to your home, making it easy for you to achieve a healthy work-study balance.

Whether you prefer to study late at night or can only fit your reading in during your lunch break; you can mould this course to work around your current commitments and study at a pace that is right for you.

Course Benefits

This 6 unit course is ideal for teachers and parents alike, as it can provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge to work from, when supporting children with autism. By understanding key legislations and policies, and the problems they face with discrimination, bullying and lack of opportunities; you can turn this situation around and ensure that those in your care receive the support and understanding that they deserve.

In turn, through the use of our written assignments, you will be able to actively test your theoretical knowledge and achieve a level of comprehension and competency that is certain to make a credible difference to their lives.

This course will:

  • Equip you with the knowledge to understand and better assist children with autism – both in and outside of the classroom.
  • Enable you to study when, where and how you want, and at a pace that is right for you – no classrooms, no exams, no strict deadlines – you will remain in full control of how you learn.
  • Help you to achieve a healthy work-study balance – you can study free of pressure and whenever is best for you.
  • Broaden your career opportunities and teaching credentials.
  • Expand your understanding of autism and the impact it can have on their lives.
  • Provide you with real and transferable skills that you can apply into all elements of your life – both as a parent or as a teacher.

Course Units

Unit 1: Introduction to Autism

Unit 2: Supporting Individuals with Autism with Communication and Social Interaction

Unit 3: Sensory Processing Difficulties

Unit 4: Therapeutic Interventions and Safeguarding with Autism

Unit 5: Supporting Early Years and School Learners with Autism

Unit 6: Supporting College Level Learners and beyond with Autism


This course is assessed using a series of written assignments that are designed to test your knowledge and comprehension of the course syllabus. These will need to be submitted to your personal tutor for marking, whereupon they will provide you with valuable advice and feedback. No external examinations are required.

Required Knowledge

No prior knowledge or experience in this subject is needed in order to enrol onto this course.

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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