Taught course

Autism Practice

Teesside University · School of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree at 2.2 and above and be working in a practice setting. Applicants with non-standard entry requirements are considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

The overall aims of the programme are to:

  • facilitate the acquisition of substantial knowledge and skills appropriate to postgraduate study and the integration of the advanced knowledge and skills related to autism practice
  • develop the skills and attitudes necessary to promote evidence-based practice and research in the area of autism practice
  • develop a critical understanding of the necessary research methodologies to locate and critically appraise research in order to advance practice when working with people with autism spectrum conditions
  • foster a commitment to lifelong learning, and an inquisitive approach to practice.

You focus on the person-centred support of service users and apply supportive interventions and strategies in ways that build on your previous study, employment and/or practice experiences. You are prepared to conduct research that is linked to the field of autism practice and to advance your knowledge of the discipline of specialist autism practice. You will apply theories and constructs related to autism in a workplace setting to make sense of complex situations and enhance your skills development through action or problem-based projects and practical experience. These programmes also facilitate the development of leading change and service improvement, developing services to meet diverse needs of people with autism, underpinned by a sound ethical framework.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

01642 384110