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    1 year part time

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  • Last Updated

    20 September 2018

Course content

Involve yourself in practice-related research and professional development with our PgCert Education: Autism. Relevant to all phases of education including post-16 education, the programme is designed to make it theoretically and practically relevant for educational practitioners. It continues the established relationship between University of Plymouth, REACCHSW (Autism South West), and Plymouth Local Authority (Communication and Interaction Team).

Key features

  • Join a level 7 Postgraduate Certificate programme and network with practitioners from a range of contexts
  • Learn from a team with respected reputations in autism: education
  • Discuss your own contexts and professional needs in individual and group tutorials
  • Engage in eight full day face to face sessions and through blended learning tasks and activities carried out between sessions
  • Explore approaches within a community of learners which supports academic thinking and writing
  • Benefit from a range of teaching and learning approaches, with flexible study patterns
  • Improve your knowledge, professionalism, and acquire the ability to analyse your own policy and practice
  • Extend your professional confidence and decision making within an ethical framework
  • Experience actual case studies from those who experience autism
  • Focus on your research interests and needs, within a professionally useful, and academically rigorous learning environment

Course details

Year 1

Normally completed in one year, this programme is designed to allow you the opportunity to learn about the theory and practice of autism. You will be taught face to face, using blended learning tasks to support the submission process. There is an optional assessment submission based on the Autism Education Trust’s competency outcomes. The assignments allow you to choose a research focus relevant to your own work.

Core modules

  • MAUT701 Autism: Perspectives and Contexts; Understanding Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC)
  • MAUT702 Autism: Strategies and Interventions

Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

The following programme specification represents the latest programme structure and may be subject to change:

PGCert in Autism Programme Specification 2018 19 5828

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Visit the Education: Autism - PGCert page on the University of Plymouth website for more details!




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