Short courses
Health & Social Care

Working with People with Autism Spectrum Conditions

University Certificate in Continuing Education:

This award is for registered health and social care practitioners and support workers who work with people in any setting associated with autistic spectrum conditions.

Course information

Part-time

  • 15 weeks

More part-time details

  • 20 credits; Level 5
  • Enrolment date: January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750

Contact details

Further information

The award:

  • facilitates the development of knowledge and skills in applied, person-centred care for people living with autism spectrum conditions
  • provides a theoretical framework for therapeutic interventions, related to autism spectrum conditions, which enables you to implement therapeutic approaches which are evidence-based, non-aversive, empowering and promote social inclusion.

Professional accreditation

This module can also be taken as part of the Foundation Degree Health and Social Care award

You explore autism as a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people and how the person makes sense of the world. The support required by people with autism is discussed including specialist support that may require educational, social, psychological and therapeutic interventions.

Teesside University Middlesbrough campus

How you learn

Keynote lectures are used and learning is consolidated through the use of group learning strategies such as seminars. Experiential methods such as service user involvement, case studies, scenarios, critical incident analyses are used. Reflective practice is emphasised throughout in the context of a range of settings to encourage the integration of theory and practice. You can access the module guide and timetable via the E-learning@tees site, together with lecture notes, suggested reading materials and guidance for directed study. Tutorial support is used on an individual and group basis.

How you are assessed

Part one takes the form of a group presentation.
Part two is a written case study

Career opportunities

Development of specialist knowledge will enhance career progression.

Entry requirements

Working in an environment (or related environment) providing care for people with autism spectrum conditions.

Course information

Part-time

  • 15 weeks

More part-time details

  • 20 credits; Level 5
  • Enrolment date: January
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants: £750

Contact details

Further information