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Real Training: Autism Spectrum Conditions

Institution Real Training
Department Real Training
Telephone +44(0)1273358080
Study type Taught


Autism Spectrum Conditions – Skills & Knowledge

Module leader: Dr Sue Sheppard - senior specialist educational psychologist in autism.

Start dates: 15 January, 15 May and 15 September every year.

Time required to complete this course: You will have up to 12 months to complete the module via our online learning platform - Campus Online.

Progress your studies: This Level 7 module will provide you with 30 credits toward a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), a Diploma (PGDip) or Master of Education (MEd) on our SEND programme.

How you will benefit

  • Understand how theory, research and knowledge impact educational policy and practice for those with autism.

  • Grasp the concepts and history of autism and the autism spectrum.

  • Become familiar with the approaches and interventions that support learners with autism.

  • Evaluate autism in light of the latest literature and research.

  • Identify links between autism concepts and individual needs in your setting.

  • Isolate and analyse the factors that shape educational practice and policy for your students with autism.

Entry requirements

  • You must hold an undergraduate degree.

  • You have to be employed & working in an education setting, ideally as a teacher.

Dr Sue Sheppard would also like to note the following:

  • To complete this module, and to get the best learning from it, you need to be:

  • Able to work with a student for a short period in a fairly intensive way.

  • Able to devise a profiling tool based on samples given, then use it with a student. It will involve collating relevant information from stakeholders and access to files.

  • Ideally able to work with parents or any other professionals involved in a student’s programme.

  • Able to audit a setting to evaluate their progress to meet the needs of students with ASD and draw up action plans.

  • If working in FE and HE, able to engage with students to give consent for previous information to be shared and agree on collaboration with stakeholders.

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