The Autism Awareness distance learning course will provide the student with the knowledge and skills to effectively work with a child with autism in a school, home or social environment. The area of autism has become one of the most highlighted areas of disability in relation to mainstream education in recent years. The aim of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of the issues involved in the area of autistic spectrum disorders.
By choosing to study this course with Portobello Institute, students will have access to course materials from our online learning centre for the duration of the course. The course materials for this certified course are thorough and easy to read and can be downloaded in your own time and from the comfort of your own home. You will also be assigned a personal tutor for the duration of the course who will help you with any challenges you may encounter. In addition you will be able to upload assignments online and receive online feedback. You can use our online learning centre from any computer that has internet access. However, access to a computer is not compulsory as we can arrange for everything to be processed by post. There is an administration fee of €30 for this service.
•Certificate in Autism Awareness
Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.
As this course is delivered through distance learning the student works at their own pace. Each student has 6 months to complete this course.
•Online Learning Centre (requires internet access), or
•By Post (note that there is an admin fee of €30 for postal students)
1.The indications of autistic spectrum disorders and related issues
2.The onset of symptoms
3.How it is assessed
4.The support symptoms available (early intervention and approaches e.g. ABA)
6.The ways in which you can help
One short assignment will be required to successfully complete this course.
Who is the course aimed at?
This course is aimed at teachers, special needs assistants, parents and any other adults involved in working with a child with autism.
Portobello Institute offers a number of short distance learning courses including:
•FETAC Special Needs Education (Level 5)
•Mental Health Awareness (Level 5)
•Intellectual Disability Studies (Level 5)
•Social Care Studies (Level 5)