Accredited Level 5 Diploma: Autism Awareness Course for Managers & Practitioners

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1. Course Outline

This CPD Accredited Level 5 Diploma course has been designed with in-depth consultation with families and individuals on the Autistic Spectrum. It is cutting edge and based on best practice guidelines and can be delivered within either a taught or distance learning environment (DL).

Full tutor support is given throughout the course if the DL option is selected, and it is anticipated that the course will take approximately 3-6 months to complete. PPG partners with many organisations on autism research, and has launched the UK Autism Centre. The centre has an open collaboration and co-production ethos, and welcomes discussion and partnership with other Organisations and Individuals.


Unit 1: Understanding Autism

  • In-depth study and critical analysis of how autism has come to be defined and diagnosed
  • An exploration of common difficulties often faced by people with autism
  • An appreciative Inquiry into some of the strengths and unique attributes of people with autism
  • Exploring common stereotypes about people on the autism spectrum
  • Creating positive and enabling environments for people on the autism spectrum.


Unit 2: Autism & Communication

  • Explore and discuss language and communication use and reflect on your own communication style
  • In-depth understanding of variations in use of language and communication in autism
  • Explore and identify factors that can impact on (successful) communication
  • Recognise and respond to the natural communication preferences of people on the autism spectrum.


Unit 3: Autism & Sensory Experience

  • Describe and discuss how people process information and how to identify your own preferences
  • Understand differences in how people on the autism spectrum experience and process information
  • Identify the impact of sensory differences on every day life for people on the autism spectrum
  • Recognise and respond to sensory needs of people on the autism spectrum.


Unit 4: Autism & Anxiety / Stress

  • Explore the concept and impact of stress for those on the Autistic Spectrum
  • Develop and understanding of how stress and anxiety are experienced by autistic people
  • Identify mechanisms to reduce the impact of the stress and anxiety experienced by autistic people
  • Collaborative design of coping strategies – working with Autistic people


Unit 5: Support Strategies

  • Explore the family dynamic and impact on the families, teams and organisations where there are members on the autism spectrum
  • Identify support needs and strategies required by people on the autism spectrum
  • How to plan and respond to the changing support needs of families that include members on the autism spectrum as a long term – lifelong process


2. Course Costs

The course costs £1650 payable in full at the start of the course or through a zero interest personal payment plan with a deposit of £450 and subsequent monthly installments (Option 1: 12 x £100 or Option 2: 6 x £200). It may also be studied as individual CPD units costing £330 each.

For details on enrolment contact:


Next Steps

You may enrol in this course at various points throughout the year.

2021 starting dates include:

  • 21st January
  • 25th February
  • 25th March
  • 29th April
  • 27th May
  • 24th June
  • 29th July
  • 30th September
  • 28th October
  • 25th November

As there are a limited number of places in each intake, we recommend applying at least one month in advance of your preferred date to secure your place. Payment of the course fee or deposit must be completed prior to starting the course.

If you require further information, or to request a course application form, please contact:

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