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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Birmingham

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    24-SEP-21

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

Our Autism (Children) course is part-time and delivered online, so that you can study from home alongside your other commitments. We have a proud history of using technology to deliver interactive learning in the most accessible ways to our students, across the UK and worldwide.

This distance learning course will develop real insight and will encourage reflective practice. It is a part-time course designed for professionals working with children and young people on the autism spectrum, including Asperger syndrome. The Autism (Children) course is appropriate for those working in early years provision, schools, residential care, advisory, support or therapeutic services.

On the Autism (Children) course, you will draw on your own experience as part of the content and assessment.
You will benefit from association with leading experts in autism who are members of the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER).
The Autism (Children) course has been approved by the British Psychological Society for the purpose of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Employability

The aims of the Autism (Children) programme are to give you knowledge of the autism spectrum, based on theory, research and practice. It aims to develop skills in identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people and to improve your awareness of different approaches and models of service delivery (particularly in the area of education). Taking the perspective of the individual child or young person on the autism spectrum is paramount, and listening to parents, carers and families on what they need and value is also stressed.

There is the opportunity to work towards a further professional qualification in the field of Education both within schools and in other settings, including progression to a PhD. The excellent careers advice provided by personal tutors has encouraged many of our graduates to successfully apply for leadership roles working with children with autism. These include: specialist teachers, education advisors, special educational needs coordinators, teaching assistants and youth workers.

Tuition fees

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£ 6,480per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

A member of the Russell Group, Birmingham is a research-intensive institution. Its world-leading academics have included 11 Nobel Prize winners.
A diverse and global community, with over 8,500 international students from approximately 150 countries.
In the glorious heart of England, Birmingham is a diverse, modern and exciting city with a long cultural and intellectual heritage.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    10th out of 81 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    147 74%

    15th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    23rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.22 84%

    17th

    57

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