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Autism Awareness Training Course

Autism Awareness Training Online
£30 +VAT

This Autism Awareness training course will help you understand more about Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) and how these affect the children that you work with.

Upon completion, you’ll know how to identify the signs of autism and understand how you can support an autistic child in your setting. The course will help you to recognise the challenges that autistic children face so that you can help them reach their full potential.

  • Developed by education professionals
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Approximate duration: 3 hours
  • High quality certificate posted next working day
  • Downloadable certificate on completion
  • Full audio voiceover

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is suitable for anyone whose job role requires them to work with autistic children, whether it’s on a full-time, part-time or voluntary basis. This includes activity leaders, charity workers, carers and childminders.

It’s also suitable for parents, guardians, and family members of autistic children. This course will provide a greater understanding of autism and how to help an autistic child. It’s written at an introductory level, and no previous knowledge is needed.

Looking to support an autistic child in an education setting? Our Autism Awareness in Education Training has been specifically designed to give those working in education more practical guidance to help effectively support children with autism spectrum disorders.


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On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 3 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course Content

Module Description
1 Introduction to Autism What is autism, autism spectrum disorder, myths and misconceptions, facts about autism, terminology, and autism and the law.
2 What Causes Autism? Genetic factors, environmental factors, neurological factors, and other factors.
3 Autistic Behaviours The main areas of difficulty, social communication, social interaction, social imagination, special interests and routines, sensory sensitivity, related conditions and challenges, and strengths in autism.
4 Profiling an Autistic Child Understanding the child, behaviour, obsessions, interactions, communication, anxiety, change, and finalising the profile.
5 Your Relationship With an Autistic Child Your job role, existing knowledge, skills, characteristics, and antifragile.
6 Supporting Children in Everyday Life Homework, trips and outings, leisure and entertainment, holidays, and parents and carers.

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Aims of the Course

At the end of this course, you will understand:

  • How autism spectrum disorders present challenges to children.
  • What the law requires when working with autistic people.
  • Research surrounding autism and its possible causes.
  • The common behaviours caused by autism spectrum disorders.
  • How to create a 'profile' of an autistic child.
  • What a relationship with an autistic child requires from you.
  • What you can do to support autistic children in everyday life.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 90%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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