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Postgraduate Certificate Autism Education

Postgraduate Certificate Autism Education

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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Literacy / Special Needs Teaching Flexible Learning Design Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary


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.


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:

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Prisons
  • Charities
  • Museums
  • Galleries
  • Church and faith organisations
  • International development


Develop current understanding about teaching pupils and adults with autism across the 0-25 years age range and evaluate approaches to teaching and learning that promote participation and achievement. You will develop knowledge of personalising and co-constructing learning experiences and will critically examine inclusive pedagogical practice in relation to autism education.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For part time study you will receive an invoice per module when you register on each module. The fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis so that both a full time and part time students will ultimately be paying the same fees.

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2:2 or higher.

University information

The University of Chichester has two campuses: one in the centre of Chichester, a charming and historic town, and the other close to the sea in Bognor Regis. The university offers both taught and research degrees at postgraduate level, with many of the courses offering work placements during the year. There is a vast range of academic departments to choose from, including business, dance, humanities, music, sport and theatre. Both sites...more

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