Autism Awareness Course

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About the course

The online Autism Awareness Course will provide learners the broad foundation of key knowledge and skills to work with children from infants to adolescents. This course will cover what is involved with autism, then discuss how you can enhance your communication and interactions with others around you with Autism. This course will be suited to those wanting to begin or continue a career in the field of education, or anyone interested in working with children. Whether you want to gain a new skill or expand on existing skills, this course will suit you as the topics are explained and discussed in a clear and straightforward format.

Course Syllabus

The Autism Awareness Course is split into the following modules:

  • Introduction to Autism
  • Children with Autism
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Other developmental disorders
  • A guide to classroom practice
  • Understanding autism spectrum disorders
  • Raising autism awareness
  • The law and existing service provision
  • Themes and strategic priorities
  • Final Assessment

To assess the learner’s ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the Autism Awareness Course, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this Autism Awareness Course learners will receive a CPD Certificate of Achievement award from Oplex Careers.

This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the Autism Awareness Course.

Course Duration

The online Autism Awareness Course requires 90 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.
Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the Autism Awareness Course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Course Compatibility

Our Autism Awareness Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed this Autism Awareness Course to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices. You will be able to access the same content from the course, just over a 3G or 4G network whilst on the move.


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