NCFE CACHE Certificate in Understanding Autism Level 2

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Health, Care and Early Years



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Part Time Day

City of Newport Campus



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Start Date

Start Date
12 February 2025

Start Time

Start Time

End Time

End Time


15 weeks

In a nutshell

This qualification aims to develop learners’ understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism.

Covering the person-centred approach and influence of positive communication methods and how to support positive behaviour and how individuals with autism can be supported to live healthy and fulfilled lives.

The objective of this qualification is to help learners to progress within employment in a variety of sectors, and in a number of job roles where an understanding of autism and knowledge of how to support people with autism is required.

This course is for...

...You would like to develop your understanding of autism and knowledge of how to support people with autism.

Course content

It may also be useful to learners studying qualifications in the following sectors:

  • healthcare
  • social care
  • leisure
  • education
  • early years
  • voluntary

Modules covered are:

  • Introduction to autism

  • Using a person-centred approach to support individuals with autism

  • Communication and social interaction in individuals with autism

  • Sensory processing, perception and cognition in individuals with autism

  • Supporting positive behaviour in individuals with autism

  • Supporting individuals with autism to live healthy and fulfilled lives

Lessons are taught with 152 guided learning hours.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they have already achieved a Level 1 qualification.


Additional information

The course is taught by our fully qualified teaching staff who have experience of autism at Master’s level.

Completion of a portfolio of successfully assessed work will result in the award of a CACHE level 2 Certificate.

This qualification is internally assessed and externally quality assured.

Learners who achieve thisqualification could progress to:

  • Level3 Diploma for the Children's Workforce (Early Years Educator)
  • Level 3 Certificate in Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England
  • Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (England)
  • Level 3 Award in Supporting Childrenand Young People with Autism
  • Level 3 Diploma in Healthcare Support Services
  • Level 3 Diploma in Clinical Healthcare Support.


Where can I study NCFE CACHE Certificate in Understanding Autism Level 2?

City of Newport Campus
(Part Time Day)
Start Date: 12 February 2025

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