Taught course

Education: Autism

University of Plymouth · Plymouth Institute of Education

Entry requirements

Admission is usually via application. Applicants will normally have a undergraduate degree (e.g. BA, BSc, BEd) or an appropriate equivalent qualification and/or professional experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This programme involves practice-related research and professional development in Education: Autism, and is relevant to all phases of education, including post-16 education. The features of the programme are designed to make it theoretically and practically relevant for educational practitioners.

The programme continues the established relationship between Plymouth University, REACCH Autism South West, and Plymouth Local Authority (Communication and Interaction Team).

  • Join a newly approved level 7 Postgraduate Certificate programme, and network with practitioners from a range of contexts.
  • Learn from a team with respected reputations in education: autism.
  • Discuss your own contexts and professional needs in individual and group tutorials.
  • Engage in eight full-day face-to-face sessions with blended learning tasks and activities carried out between sessions.
  • Explore approaches within a community of learners which support academic thinking and writing.
  • Benefit from a range of teaching and learning approaches with flexible study patterns.
  • Improve your knowledge and 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 enviornment.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Admission enquiries
+44 1752 585858