Autism Training for Education Professionals Training Course (Level 3)

Course Overview

This training course explains what autism is and highlights the challenges which may be particularly present in school and other education settings including challenges with sensory integration, multi-tasking and peer inclusion.

This training course will consider how children and young people with autism may need to be supported with structure, sequencing and self-evaluation and to be able to imagine cause and effect of behaviours.

This training course will consider cognitive and sensory theories of autism to consider what may cause behavours and challenges to present and will consider support strategies and environmental adaptations which can be made to encourage interaction and promote inclusion. This is a Level 3 accredited course.

Course Aims

  • Understand what autism is
  • Understand the Triad of Impairments
  • Understand characteristics of autism
  • Understand cognitive theories of autism
  • Understand sensory theories of autism
  • Understand ways of providing support and adapting environments

Course Objectives

  1. Describe what autism is
  2. Explain facts and myths about autism
  3. Explain the difference between autism and Asperger syndrome
  4. Explain and evaluate the Triad of Impairments
  5. Describe challenges which particularly relate to autism in school and other education settings
  6. Discuss the importance of structure, routine and sequencing
  7. Explain how multi-tasking and complex instructions can be challenging for some children and young people with autism
  8. Explain why some children and young people with autism may present an overly strong sense of justice
  9. Describe why some children with autism may develop cognitively at a faster rate than others
  10. Describe why a high competitive drive can be challenging for people with autism
  11. Explain and evaluate the cognitive theory of Executive Function and autism
  12. Explain and evaluate the theory of Sensory Integration and autism
  13. Describe ways of providing support to children and young people with autism including structure, routine and sequencing
  14. Describe environmental changes which can be made to promote inclusion and interaction in school and other education settings for children and young people with autism


The course content are accredited by the Open College Network (OCN) Credit4Learning as a Level 3 course.


Each learner completing this course will receive an accredited Level 3 certificate of learning.

Links to QCF Units

This training course is designed to meet the standards outlined in the new Children’s Homes (England) Regulations which were introduced on 1st April 2015 and can contribute to outcomes of QCF units including the National Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.


This Autism In The Classroom training course is designed for professionals working with children and young people in school and other education settings including support teams, education professionals and classroom assistants.


This Autism For Education Professionals training course is available as in-house training at a venue of your own choice throughout the UK.

Training Course Duration

1 Day (please contact us if you require training which runs to a different timescale).

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