This programme is a blended part-time course with taught sessions supported by online resources and tutorials. This PgCERT is designed for those who wish to develop an autism specialism relevant to Education or Social Care. The course draws on the Autism Education Trust Competency Framework, the current gold standard across the UK.

Key features

  • Join this PgCert 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 six full-day face-to-face sessions with 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

Study Details:

PG Cert 1 year – Part-time

Module Details:

Core modules

Programme Funding

From scholarships and loans, to grants from charitable trusts, you can fund your postgraduate study at Plymouth in a number of ways.

Student Destinations

Students already employed can use this programme to develop their professional knowledge. Those progressing from undergraduate studies are able to develop specialist knowledge and enhance their  professional learning for their future career. After completion, students may progress on to masters and doctoral study.


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Entry Requirements

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

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