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Education: Autism PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Education Studies Literacy / Special Needs Teaching

Course type


Course Summary

This 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; A Learn from a team with respected reputations in autism: education; Discuss your own contexts and professional needs in individual and group tutorials; A 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; A 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.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



This module explores a range of issues related to the assessment, diagnosis, management and education of children with autistic spectrum conditions (autism). It aims to examine autism from different perspectives. The four key areas of difficulty, (previously the triad of impairment) will be explored and used to examine the implications for individual and school practices. The module will critically examine different teaching and learning approaches. The role of parents and other professionals will be considered.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students need to pay £550 per 10 credits; Fees may be subject to change.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have an undergraduate degree (e.g. BA, BSc, BEd) or an appropriate equivalent qualification/and or professional experience.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more

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