Work with people with autism and want to upgrade your diploma to a degree to unlock your career options?
On our top-up course you’ll gain a firm understanding of the autism spectrum, learn the best ways of interacting with individuals and how to challenge discrimination through awareness.
Recognised qualifications in autism demonstrates your commitment and focus, this can lead to interesting and exciting career opportunities.
Why Choose University of Cumbria
You’ll get the utmost flexibility with our course. Choose bespoke modules to suit your individual needs and whether you want to study full or part-time, module by module
- Study on a modular basis and so you don’t need to commit to the full course – learning at your own, comfortable pace
- Range of modules to suit your interests and employment needs
- Carry out your own research into the autism spectrum
- Taught by experienced practitioners and academics, who have extensive experience of working across health and social care and education
- Course developed and delivered in collaboration with people on the autism spectrum
- Close support and guidance throughout your studies from a personal tutor
- Tutors carry out national and international research, are members of national advisory bodies and publish papers in their areas of expertise - which will enhance your learning
- Interactive classes give you the opportunity to debate and discuss real-life scenarios and experiences with fellow students
- Bring your previous university credit with you – whether from us or another institution. We have generous allowances for the accreditation of prior learning (APL)
Our aim is to see you become the best practitioner you can be. And so, we endeavour to give you the freedom to study in a way that fits with your interests and lifestyle – with support right along the way – so your working practice immediately benefits and your CV is strengthened.
Should you wish, you can also can go onto the MSC programme in autism and engage in research opportunities.
By completing this course, you will be well prepared for a career involving working with autistic individuals. You'll be able to critically evaluate the broad theoretical and conceptual base underpinning current understandings of the autism spectrum, and reflect on the voice of people on the spectrum. You'll help challenge discrimination through awareness of valid and reliable information, as well as carry out your own research into the autism spectrum.