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Course Overview

Autism effects around 1 in 100 people in the UK with currently over 700,000 people presently recognised as being on the autistic spectrum. Autism is a developmental disability that effects a persons communications skills and their perception of the environment around them.

When a child suffers from autism spectrum disorder, normal socialization becomes too difficult. In most cases, children begin to show symptoms early but parents recognize them when the environment of the child changes. This environment change could denote to the instance when a child goes to a nursery or pre-school. Such children face difficulty in physical human interactions. He or she would not be able to make proper eye contact with the peers. Apart from that, children suffering from this condition tend to remain isolated and avoid their usual peer group.

The National Nursery Training Understanding Autism course has been developed by subject specialists to provide you with a deeper understanding of what Autism is, identifiable signs of autism, the developmental challenges of a child on the Autistic Spectrum alongside a range of strategies that you could implement to aid the development of Autistic children in your care.


As part of the National Nursery Training Understanding Autism course you will learn:

  • What Autism is and its challenges to practitioners
  • The Autistic Spectrum
  • Strengths and Challenges of being on the Autistic Spectrum
  • Associated challenges including Sensory Perception Difficulties
  • Strategies for practitioners working with those with ASD


Successful candidates will be awarded the National Nursery Training  Understanding Autism Course Completion Certificate.

Upon Successful completion you will receive a certificate confirming course completion. Accreditation is provided by National Nursery Training. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. The purpose of this qualification is for the update and continued professional development (CPD).

National Nursery Training is an accredited CPD Training Provider #776846 with the CPD Accreditation Group.

Duration: 1 hour