Explore the current understanding of education for those with autism
This Postgraduate Certificate has been designed for those interested in gaining accreditation and specialist knowledge in the education of children and adults on the autism spectrum.
Through critical debate you will explore the current understanding of autism and evaluates how theory and research has been applied to educational provision and practices.
The education of children and young adults on the autism spectrum has been a key area for development on government agendas and in local authority education policies.
As educationalists, we need to rethink how children and young adults on the autism spectrum are learning in inclusive classrooms, how we recognise their skills and abilities and create opportunities for them to have a say in how they learn.
Successful completion of the PGCert Autism Education will give you 60 credits towards the MA Inclusive Special Education.
On this course you will:
- Gain specialist knowledge in the education of children and adults on the autism spectrum.
- Earn 60 credits towards an MA in Inclusive Special Education.
- Learn from experts with personal, practical, and academic experience of autism.
Develop your knowledge and skills when working with those with autism
Our PGCert Autism Education course allows you to rethink how autistic children and young adults are learning in inclusive settings, how we recognise their skills and abilities, and create opportunities for them to have a say in how they learn.
Autism Education: Advances in Teaching and Learning
This module explores current understanding about teaching pupils and adults on the autism spectrum across the age range (0 – 25 years) and evaluates approaches to teaching and learning that promote inclusive practice. The module will encourage you to develop your knowledge and skills by related your professional experience and the assignments to your workplace practice and gain insights into the diversity of individual’s experiences in different educational settings.
Autism Education: Theory and Practice
This module has been designed for you who wish to gain accreditation and specialist knowledge in the education of children and adults on the autism spectrum. Through critical debate, theory and research the module aims to explore current understanding about the nature of autism and the spectrum of associated disorders and critically evaluate how this has been applied to educational provision and practices. The module will encourage you to gain insights into the diversity of autistic people’s experiences and will be led by experts with personal, practitioner and academic experience of autism.
Discover facilities that help support your learning
Learning Resource Centre
Subject specific librarians
Teaching and Assessment
Part-time learning that fits around you
The course is based at the Bognor Regis Campus.
Taught sessions will take place on alternate Tuesday evenings and one Saturday in each semester.
Assessments equate to 6,000 words for each 30-credit module. Each module has a distinct criterion for each assessment based on the modules core content.
You will be encouraged to complete assignments that are linked to your workplace practice and personal interest.
Assessed work typically includes oral presentations, case studies, observational studies, literature reviews and action research.
Open up a wide variety of professional careers within education
There is the potential that this PGCert will contribute to you applying for a specialist role working with autistic children and young adults.
Graduates can also use this course as a means to progress into educational administration roles or consultants, as well as work for local or national government with a focus on public education systems.
This course is also designed to maximise career opportunities in a diverse range of alternative settings.
Career paths include roles within:
- Church and faith organisations
- International development
60 credits gained with this PGCert can go towards the completion of the MA Inclusive Special Education.
Course fees 2023/24
For further details about fees, please see our Tuition Fees page.
For further details about international scholarships, please see our Scholarships page.
To find out about any additional costs on this course, please see our Additional Costs page.
University of Chichester alumni who have completed a full undergraduate degree at the University will receive a 15% discount on their postgraduate fees.
- An honours degree at 2:2 or higher.
- If English is not your first language then English language proficiency required is IELTS 6.5 (with no element less than 5.5) – or equivalent qualification.