Customer Login Customer Login

Course Detail

Autistic Spectrum Awareness for Children’s and Young People’s Services

Subject category: Autism

Course overview

The course provides an overview of the autistic spectrum and explores the impact this may have on an individual and their families and or carer’s. It provides learners with key areas of knowledge including individuality, communication and person centered support.
Learners will reflect on current practice and explore how they may need to adjust their practice in line with current legislation and practice guidelines.
This course is delivered using a range of methods and resources including:
Group discussions, small group activities, fact sheets, sensory experience activities and DVD clips.
This course has been developed and mapped to:
The Autism Act 2009
The Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015
Guide to the children’s homes regulations including the quality standards
And the following QCF unit:
Introductory Awareness of Autistic Spectrum Conditions

Course content

What is Autism?
How our understanding of Autism has evolved
Areas of difference in interacting, sensory processing, information processing and communication
Anxiety and stress
Understanding behaviour that may be displayed
Proactive and reactive strategies
Shaping support

Learning outcomes

  • State what the autism spectrum is
  • Describe how our understanding of autism has evolved
  • State key areas of difference are in interacting, sensory processing, information processing and communication
  • Describe the impact of anxiety and stress on an individual with autism
  • Give an example of a behaviour a child may display and a potential reason for this
  • List a range of proactive and reactive strategies
  • Give an example of how a service can shape the support offered


6 hours

Call us on 01727 733 999 or email us at to find out how we can help you with this course.

Keep up to date

Keep up to date and ensure you never miss out on any important training legislation or up and coming courses by providing us with your email address, that way you are always up to date with the latest requirements.

Don't worry, we will never sell your details to others and you can easily unsubscribe from our mailings at any time.