Autism Awareness (Short Course)

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Ideal for experienced teaching assistants and ambitious newcomers alike, this free online autism training course provides a brief yet fascinating introduction to the identification, diagnosis and management of autism in children.

Sign up online for this free course with Oxford Home Study Centre today, or contact a member of our admissions team anytime for more information.

By the end of this course the learner will be able to:

  • Understand the challenges faced by school-age children with autism
  • Discuss the various steps that can be taken to support the education of pupils with autism
  • Help children with autism develop essential social skills in the classroom

All free online certificate courses at Oxford Home Study Centre are 100% free of charge from start to finish.  There is no enrolment fee, all study aids are provided via our online learning platform and all of our courses are self-paced for total flexibility.

Our exclusive free courses provide the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge, develop new skills and explore new professions.  Upon completion of your free online certificate course, you will have the option of claiming one of three different types of certificates for a small fee:

  1. An official Course Completion Certificate from Oxford Home Study Centre
  2. A CPD Accredited Certificate to boost your CPD profile
  3. An Endorsed Certificate issued by the Quality Licence Scheme

Each of these certificates could prove helpful in supporting future job applications, or helping you climb the career ladder with your current employer. All certificates are 100% optional upon successful completion of your course - available to purchase with your preferred postage option.

For more information on certificate costs, head over to our pricing page or contact a member of the team at Oxford Home Study Centre anytime. 


Topics of interest covered in this exclusive free online autism course include the following:

  • The Autistic Spectrum
  • Issues with Social Interactions
  • Language and Communication Impairments
  • Restrictive Behavioural Range Impairments
  • Autism Awareness as a Teacher or Teaching Assistant
  • Teachings Social Skills to Children with Autism
  • Social Judgment Issues in Children with Suspected ASD
  • Teaching Communication Skills When Working with Children with an ASD
  • Dealing with Challenging Behaviours
  • Action Plans for Identifying and Addressing Behavioural Issues



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Course Level Short Course
Awarding Body OHSC
Study Method Online
Course Duration 20 Hours
Entry Requirements Open to All
Start Date Ongoing