Certificate in understanding autism in children and young people

The main aim of this level 2 qualification is to help you to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to effectively support children with autism, to enhance their learning experience for them and help them reach their full potential.

A lady is Understanding Autism with a child
Course overview

At a glance




8 weeks



About the course

This course will give you an in-depth understanding of autism, how it can present in children and how to support the children in your care.

This short course will run via weekly webinars, giving you the opportunity to do your coursework at home. You will receive a professional level 2 qualification awarded to you by TQUK.

The course is cost free to learners.

Is this course right for you?

This course is suitable for anyone over the age of 19 and working in the childcare or early years sector. Whether you are at a junior or senior level it is a valued qualification to apply for.

Additionally, the course can benefit anyone who is looking to further and enhance their knowledge of autism in relation to children.

The assessors have been excellent, and they always go the extra mile. We have not looked back since we gave Realise a try.

David Dufill, Little Saplings Nursery, Business manager/partner

It is great when a nursery has a fantastic relationship with their assessors, and things meet our needs. Thank you Realise.

Laura Hassan, LA Kiddicare Ltd, Manager

Our learners are happy and confident in what they are practicing and achieving, it is the best start to their childcare career.

Charlene Onions, Puddleducks Nursery, Manager

What you’ll learn

Learning topics and areas of development include:

  • Signs, symptoms and diagnosis of autism
  • Information, support and legislation relating to autism
  • Living with autism
  • Best practice relating to autism

Need more information?

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How you’ll learn

You will have access to our experienced trainers and receive consistent support for your learning.

Throughout the course you will receive and have access to a range of resources in order to enable you to develop your skills and knowledge regarding autism, how to handle challenging behaviour and help children with autism in the classroom.

Our experts

The people that make it happen


Trainer assessor


Trainer assessor

I am a qualified trainer assessor for childcare. My experience is within early years settings, where I was a nursery manager, room leader and deputy. My experience, gained in the last 25 years, has given me the passion and commitment to give something back and be that trainer for my specialist subjects.

I have come a long way in my current role, my confidence has grown with Realise, I am delivering many webinars across the early years educator and teaching assistant standards. I always look forward to seeing my learners going into gateway and achieving their apprenticeships which makes me feel like a very proud trainer when they do.

Frequently asked questions

What is the certificate in understanding autism?

The purpose of this qualification is to develop your knowledge and understanding of autism and how to support individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

How does the course work?

The course is delivered by an industry expert trainer It is broken down into live webinars, remote working, dedicated support and online assessments.

How long does it take to complete this course?

Typically, it will take approximately 8 weeks to complete this course.

Ready to take the next step?

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