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Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
13.2 Direct Learning Support
Credits:
3
Qualification No:
601/4349/6
GLH:
24 hours
Total qualification time:
30 hours
Price:
£18.00 per learner
Age Range:
16-18 & 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Award in Awareness of Asperger Syndrome provides an introduction to the condition, which will be of particular interest to those who come into contact with individuals with Asperger Syndrome.

    The objective of the qualification is for learners to develop their knowledge and understanding of Asperger Syndrome in order to better support individuals with the syndrome, in their professional practice, particularly in relation to supporting learning.

    Learners may extend their knowledge of other learning difficulties or disabilities through further Level 2 awareness awards or progress onto higher level qualifications such as the Level 3 Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Award in Supporting Children and Young People with Autism.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve the single mandatory unit, totalling 3 credits.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must achieve the single mandatory unit, totalling 3 credits.

    Awareness of Asperger Syndrome

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/506/6478
    Click here to view full unit details

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    This qualification is suitable if you want to improve your understanding of Asperger Syndrome, whether for professional or personal reasons. It will be particularly relevant for teaching assistants and learning support staff with little or no prior knowledge of Asperger Syndrome.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    The learners will take one mandatory unit which covers characteristics, effects and assessment methods as well as ways to support individuals with Asperger Syndrome and sources of further relevant information.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    The learner could progress from this qualification to the Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Award in Supporting Learners with Autism, where your understanding of Asperger Syndrome will be relevant as you learn how to support learners with autism, including Asperger Syndrome, in practice. The learner could also move on to broader learning support qualifications such as a Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    The qualification will help you develop in an existing role, such as a teaching assistant or learning support practitioner, or help you prepare to take on such a role.


    What are the progression options?

    The learner could progress from this qualification to the Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Award in Supporting Learners with Autism, where your understanding of Asperger Syndrome will be relevant as you learn how to support learners with autism, including Asperger Syndrome, in practice. The learner could also move on to broader learning support qualifications such as a Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools.


    Progression & entry requirements

    The learner must be 16 or over to enter for this qualification. The learners do not need any specific qualifications or prior levels of attainment to be eligible to take the qualification.

    Funding information

    Learning Aims Search

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    How to find a learning aim

    If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim


    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

    The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

    Internal Quality Assurance

    Special Considerations and Reasonable Adjustment Forms