Supporting Children & Young People with Autism Level 3 (QCF)  Return to menu

 

What to expect from Supporting Children and Young People with Autism  Level 3 qualification

 

Explain how the impairments associated with autism can be categorised into either a triad or dyad of impairments. Summarising the characteristics associated with each type of impairment and explaining how children and young people with autism may be hypersensitive or hyposensitive within each of the seven senses. Looking at how how visual strategies can be used to support the learning and development of children and young people with autism.

Developing different visual strategies for an individual child or young person for different purposes, providing information on how each strategy will be applied, monitored and its impact measured. Implementing, monitoring and revising as necessary, a visual strategy for an individual child or young person with autism. Evaluating an individual child’s or young person’s ability to communicate against the stages of typical communication development and explaining how assessment findings can be used to support the development of communication skills in a child or young person with autism.

Evaluating the appropriateness of different techniques and strategies that could be used to support the development of communication skills for an individual child or young person. Assessing the effectiveness of the resources and techniques used to support the development of communication skills for an individual child or young person.
How different strategies for developing social skills could be applied to support the development of social skills, the effectiveness of the strategies used to develop the social skills of an individual. Evaluate a specific setting against relevant local and national standards to assess its suitability as a learning environment and how a specific environment could be improved to better support the learning and development
The ‘working in a parent/carer partnership’ model, and how it benefits the child or young person. Assess the effectiveness of own relationship with the parents/carers, using the parent/carer partnership model to identify and implement improvements to own relationship with the parents/carers.

Use an appropriate tool to record relevant observations of the behaviour of an individual child or young person with autism over a period of days and identify those aspects of behaviour that are challenging and the factors contributing to or causing the behaviours.
Explain possible strategies for reducing or eliminating the challenging behaviours, summarising the skills the individual child or young person needs to develop in order to better manage their own behaviours.

 

Learning outcomes

 

Understand the impairments and sensory sensitivities associated with autism.
Be able to devise and use visual strategies to support learning and development.
Be able to assess the communication abilities and development needs of a child or young person with autism.
Be able to evaluate techniques, strategies and resources for supporting the development of communication skills for a child or young person with autism.
Understand strategies to support the development of social skills in children and young people with autism.
Understand how to develop a suitable learning environment for children or young people with autism.
Understand how to develop a suitable learning environment for children or young people with autism.
Be able to analyse the behaviour of a child or young person with autism and identify strategies for reducing or eliminating challenging behaviours.

 

Credits

 

7

 

Learner entry requirements

 

Age
The approved age range for this qualifications is 19

Prior Qualifications
There is no requirement for learners to have achieved prior qualifications.

Prior knowledge of understanding
There is no requirement for learners to have prior skills, knowledge or understanding, although it is expected that learners will be working in an environment where they are responsible for supporting the learning of one or more children or young people with autism.

Progression Opportunities
This qualification is intended to increase the learners’ capacity to support the learning of children and young people with autism, within their current job role. It may also provide a first step towards gaining a broad skill set relevant to working with children and young people with different types of support needs. Successful learners could progress to a larger qualification such as a Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools or a Level 3 Certificate in Learning Support or a Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.

Relationship with other frameworks
There are no direct links to other frameworks, although as above the qualification provides progression to other qualifications.

 

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 •••••The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) is the national credit transfer system for education qualification in England, Northern Ireland and Wales. The QCF replaces the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) which closed for accreditations at the end of 2010.

 

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