Course Description

Autism Studies – Online

University College Cork (UCC)

Adult Continuing Education (ACE) at UCC is delighted to offer this new and innovative course fully online. This course, which is identical to the live version of UCCs Autism Studies, was shortlisted for an Aontas STAR Award, and is designed to introduce you to the different ways in which people on the autistic spectrum experience the world. You will learn about the history of autism, the different strengths and challenges of autism, and how autism affects a persons mental health and their daily living. You will examine the various supports and interventions that are available for people on the spectrum across their lifespan and explore the legislation and policies that govern best practice. You will explore how a person with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may contribute positively to society. Once you have successfully completed the Level 6 Certificate, you can progress onto the Level 7 Diploma in Autism Studies.

Course Code CAUS
College Name University College Cork (UCC)
Course Category Adult & Community Education, Education
Course Qualification Level 6 Advanced Certificate
Course Location Cork, Ireland
Course Fee 1500 per academic year
Course Duration 1 year online.
Awarding Body National University of Ireland
Entry Requirements Candidates must be at least 21 years of age by 1 January of the year of application. AND Hold Leaving Certificate/FETAC Level 5 qualification (or equivalent) OR Candidates who do not hold a Leaving Certificate/FETAC Level 5 qualification but have experience of Autism Spectrum Disorder will be considered. Candidates may be required to attend for interview. Shortlisting may apply. English Language Requirement: All applicants whose first language is not English must have attained IELTS Level6 or the equivalent TOEFL score. Applicants will be asked to submit a Personal Statement, detailing their motivation to take this course and any work or life experience relevant to the subject of ASD.
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