PGDip/PGCert/MEd Autism

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The University's multi-professional programme in Autism is a first in Scotland. It supports and promotes appropriate and effective practice and is open to a range of health, care and education professionals working in the field of autism.

The Autism programme as a whole is not part of the National Training Framework for training for Special Educational Needs, as the course is offered to a range of professionals. However, the module Raising Awareness of Autism is offered within the framework.

Participants on the Certificate programme undertake three compulsory modules, plus an independent study, option or elective module.

At Diploma stage, participants undertake one further compulsory module, along with three others taken from the option or elective menu. Those interested in continuing to Master's level undertake the module Methods of Professional Enquiry.

Teachers can enter the programme either by transferring from the Educational Support programme after completing the three core modules on that programme, or by entry directly onto the Autism programme.

The MEd in Autism is a multi-professional programme open to teachers,
medical and healthcare staff, educational psychologists, speech and
language therapists, residential, community care or social work staff,
and voluntary sector personnel.
The course aims to promote effective practice and develop empathy and understanding of the needs of individuals with autism and their families and carers.

Applications from parents, family members and individuals on the spectrum are also welcomed.

Prerequisites and Outcomes

Applicants without a degree/significant professional experience may apply for the non-graduating MEd; please contact the course leader for further information on the requirements of the non-graduating structure.

Students who exit the PG Cert/Dip/MEd Autism will be able to take an educated understanding of Autism into their professions. This course exists to provide professional development to teachers, carers and professionals working with or aiming to work with individuals affected by autism.

Course Structure

The course is available on a full-time, part-time and distance learning
basis.
Campus-based modules are taught one evening each week during
term time.
Online learning involves attendance at an induction day after
which learning is web-based.

Full-time option: MEd: 12 months
Part-time options:
PgCert: 12 months
PgDip: 24 months (PgCert, plus further 12 months)
MEd: additional 12-18 months

Diploma Compulsory Module

  • Multi-Professional Work and Family Support

Certificate Compulsory Modules

  • Theory & Practice of Autism 1
  • Theory & Practice of Autism 2
  • Communication within Autism (ASD)

Certificate and Diploma Option Modules

Postgraduate Certificate
Core Modules:

  • Theory and Practice in Autism (TAP) 1: Conceptual Frameworks
  • TAP 2: The Spectrum of Autism
  • TAP 3: Responding to the Impact of Autism: Approaches and Interventions

Postgraduate Diploma
Core modules above, plus core module Emotional Well-being in Autism
and two Optional Modules from the following list:

  • Communication within Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Imagination and Play in Autism
  • Social Interaction and Understanding in Autism
  • Understanding the Impact of Autism
  • Autism and Schooling: The Autism Toolbox
  • Autism and the Young Child
  • Autism in Adulthood: Accessing an Ordinary Life
  • Counselling Skills in Autism
  • Autism: Becoming a Trainer
  • Independent Study Module.

Entry Qualification and Progression

Undergraduate degree in a related discipline, or equivalent qualification
and direct experience of living or working with individuals on the autism
spectrum.
Experience is essential as students must demonstrate theory
to practice links.
There is the potential for accreditation of prior
experience; to discuss this route please contact the Course Director.

Both the online and the campus-based courses begin in September.

 

Pre-Masters preparation course

The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options

To find out more about the courses and opportunities on offer visit isc.strath.ac.uk or call today on +44 (0) 1273 339333 and discuss your education future. You can also complete the online application form, or to ask a question please fill in the enquiry form and talk to one of our multi-lingual Student Enrolment Advisers today. 

for Sep 2014 entry to part-time non-graduating autism (Admission Code : ENNGI1)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2014 entry to part-time PG Certificate autism (Admission Code : ENPC3)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2014 entry to part-time PG Diploma autism (Admission Code : ENPD4)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2014 entry to part-time MSc autism by distance learning (Admission Code : MAUTDL)

Study Location : OFF CAMPUS

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2014 entry to part-time PG Diploma autism by distance learning (Admission Code : DAUTDL)

Study Location : OFF CAMPUS

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2014 entry to part-time PG Certificate autism by distance learning (Admission Code : CAUTDL)

Study Location : OFF CAMPUS

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2014 entry to full-time MSc autism (Admission Code : MSCAUT)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2014 entry to part-time MSc autism (Admission Code : ENMSC4)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2015 entry to full-time MSc autism (Admission Code : MSCAUT)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2015 entry to part-time MSc autism by distance learning (Admission Code : MAUTDL)

Study Location : OFF CAMPUS

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2015 entry to part-time PG Diploma autism by distance learning (Admission Code : DAUTDL)

Study Location : OFF CAMPUS

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2015 entry to part-time PG Certificate autism by distance learning (Admission Code : CAUTDL)

Study Location : OFF CAMPUS

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2015 entry to part-time non-graduating autism (Admission Code : ENNGI1)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2015 entry to part-time PG Certificate autism (Admission Code : ENPC3)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2015 entry to part-time PG Diploma autism (Admission Code : ENPD4)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

for Sep 2015 entry to part-time MSc autism (Admission Code : ENMSC4)

Postgraduate entry requirements are in our prospectus.

Contact

  • Course Director
    Anna Robinson