TQUK Level 3 Award in Supporting Children and Young People with Autism
Qualification Level: 3
Awarding Body: TQUK
Regulated Qualification (QRN) Number: 601/5281/3
Placement Required: Yes
Recognised Qualification: Yes. RQF
Entry Requirements: L2 Literacy and Numeracy required.
Minimum Age: 19 Years
Pre-requisites: Learners should have a minimum of level two in literacy and numeracy or equivalent and must be in a work role which includes responsibility for supporting the learning of one or more children or young people with autism.
Duration: Total qualification time is 70 hours. Enrolment period is for up to 12 months.
Payment types: Instalments available.
Resources included: Full tutor support, online taught lessons, online learning materials and student support forum
The TQUK Level 3 Award in Supporting Children and Young People with Autism (RQF) is regulated by Ofqual. It was supported by Skills for Justice as the interim Sector Skills Council for the Learning & Development sector.
The purpose of this qualification is to provide continuous professional development (CPD) for teaching and support staff who work with children or young people with autism. The qualification develops the knowledge and skills required to provide a suitable learning environment and to develop and use strategies to support learning and development.
This course requires you to be within a real work environment, supporting children or young people with Autism. This can be paid or voluntary.
The Level 3 Award in Supporting Children and young People with Autism course is broken into 8 outcomes, as follows. The course is broken into 3 sections, and each will contain learning, assessment material and the opportunity to complete live teaching sessions with your tutor. Each section is designed to be studied over 6 weeks, but this structured approach is not compulsory and you may work at a speed that suites you.
Outcome 1: Understand the impairments and sensory sensitivities associated with autism
Outcome 2: Be able to devise and use visual strategies to support learning and development
Outcome 3: Be able to assess the communication abilities and development needs of a child or young person with autism
Outcome 4: Be able to evaluate techniques, strategies and resources for supporting the development of communication skills for a child or young person with autism
Outcome 5: Understand strategies to support the development of social skills in children and young people with autism
Outcome 6: Understand how to develop a suitable learning environment for children or young people with autism
Outcome 7: Understand the importance of developing a relationship with the parents/carers of children or young people with autism
Outcome 8: Be able to analyse the behaviour of a child or young person with autism and identify strategies for reducing or eliminating challenging behaviours
Successful learners can progress to other qualifications such as: