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Understand How to Support Individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions

Course Overview

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On average this
course contributes
1-2 hours
towards your CPD

This e-learning module aims to provide learners with an increased understanding of the autistic spectrum and offer strategies to support those on it.

On completion, learners will have an increased awareness of the main characteristics of behaviour which individuals on the autism spectrum can commonly display as well as an increased understanding of the sensory differences of people on the autistic spectrum.

On completion of this course learners will be able to:

  • Recognise the main characteristics of behaviour for people on the autistic spectrum
  • Understand the triad of impairment
  • Understand the range of the spectrum
  • Appreciate the particular differences of understanding language with people on the autistic spectrum
  • Understand the need to backup spoken language visually to help understanding
  • Appreciate the importance of routine and predictability for people on the autistic spectrum
  • Understand the complexity of social interaction
  • Appreciate the sensory differences of people on the autistic spectrum

Course Details

Lesson Plan

Areas covered include:

  • Welcome and Learning Outcomes
  • Introduction
  • The Triad of Impairment and Autistic Spectrum
  • Support Strategies for the Three Areas of the Triad
  • Sensory Issues and the Autistic Spectrum + Summary

Target Audience

This module is aimed at anyone who may come into contact with an individual (adult) with an autistic spectrum condition. This could be in the context of an individual who they support via their working role, a colleague, an employer, a relative or friend.


With approximately 70 interactive screens, it is estimated that this module will take approximately 1 to 2 hours to complete (depending on learning speed). As an e-learning module you can complete this training in convenient stages and revisit whenever you wish. The system will record your progress throughout.


On completion of this course you will be able to print a Virtual College certificate.

CPD Accreditation

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

What our customers have said

I liked the pictorial aspects and interactive sections.
14/04/2016 GT
Very easy to understand, fun to use. I love to purchase Virtual college courses and have been since 2010. Good choice of courses that relate to personal interests and work.
20/03/2016 KF
I like the way quite complex information is explained easily with graphics and examples
01/03/2016 CK
The tests was good to refresh and check I have remembered my learning
06/01/2016 CC
Simple, easy to follow course which was very informative.
14/10/2015 GL
I enjoyed the examples that were given to illustrate more in depth what autism is and how it affects people differently
26/09/2015 JB
I have done a substantial amount of training in my time and have found this course to be one of the most useful and well-presented I have ever done. Thank you to whoever compiled it
05/08/2015 LR
You can review any section of the training - something you can't do in a lecture
23/07/2015 AF
The module gave enough information for me to work with people with autism. This course offers practical ways to work with people and gives enough information for me to understand the challenges people with autism may face when doing every day tasks
AT 18/04/2015

Cost and Discounts

£30 + VAT - This cost is for a single user.

Discounts are available for multiple users (10 or more) for more information please contact, or telephone UKVC Sales on 01943-605976.

How it Works

The information below is specific to this particular course. If you would like a more general guide to how our purchasing and learning works please visit the Four Easy Steps page which should tell you all you need to know.

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This is an online course, all the training will be taken through your browser window. There will be no face-to-face sessions with instructors nor will you receive any training material through the post. If you wish you may print out any page of the training material, and may also print the notes you took during the training.

You can also revisit the training material at any time, even after you have completed the course.


The material for this course has been broken down into several smaller lessons, each lesson dealing with a specific area of the overall subject.

The lesson consist of a series of pages in which an instructor will talk you through the lesson material at a pace that suits you. Pages may also include supporting pictures, graphs, animation or extra sounds to help with the learning where appropriate. Some lessons will include challenges/quizzes to help you keep in touch and interested in the material.

Lessons can be taken in any order and each lesson may be PAUSED and RESUMED at any stage. When all lessons in the course have been completed our system will realise and automatically record that you have successfully completed the course


This course is delivered fully online allowing you to learn at your own pace, however an average duration would be 1-2 hours.

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