Updating and continuing professional development (CPD)
Qualification Grading Type
Why choose this qualification?
The Gateway Qualifications Level 3 Award in Supporting Children and Young People with Autism is intended to provide continuous professional development (CPD) for both support and teaching staff who are responsible for facilitating the learning of children or young people with autism. Learners will gain an in-depth understanding of strategies that can be used to support the learning and development of children and young people with autism and the skills to apply some of these strategies in practice with a specific child or young person.
The qualification has been developed with the support of professionals offering CPD to staff working with children and young people with special educational needs.
This qualification is intended to increase the learners’ capacity to support the learning of children and young people with autism, within their current job role. It may also provide a first step towards gaining a broad skill set relevant to working with children and young people with different types of support needs. Successful learners could progress to a larger qualification such as a Level 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools or a Level 3 Certificate in Learning Support or a Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools.
There are no restrictions to entry, other than that learners must be working in an environment where they are responsible for supporting the learning of one or more children or young people with autism.