Level 3

NCFE/CACHE Understanding Autism


10 weeks


Rush Green Campus




Adult 19+

More than 1 in 100 people in the UK have an autism diagnosis.

If you're looking to increase your knowledge and understanding of the condition, and the challenges and strengths that autistic people may experience, then this course is a great option.

It's delivered entirely online and can be studied at a pace that suits you. You could complete in as little as 10 weeks dependent on the time you can commit.

You may already have studied the Level 2 online course in Understanding Autism.

On this course you will learn about:

  • Autism in context
  • Positive behavioural support for autistic individuals
  • Support and management of transitions for autistic individuals

  • Therapeutic interventions and support available for autistic individuals and co-occuring conditions

  • Safeguarding and resilience in autism

Within this qualification, the term ‘autism’ is used as an umbrella term for all autistic spectrum conditions, including Asperger syndrome.

For our Level 3 online courses you will be eligible to study for free if you do not hold any qualifications above a Level 2.

Not sure if this applies to you? Check your qualifications online.

On successful completion of this course, you’ll have earned a NCFE CACHE Level 3 certificate which could also help you progress your career, or enter a new sector.

We offer a range of online courses for adult learners. See the full range of courses here.

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following courses
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.