Teesside University

Teesside University

Autism Practice

These programmes are consistent with the philosophy and criteria set out in the Autism Act (2009) and Autism Strategy (2010). The philosophy and outcomes are also consistent with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence 2012 guidelines on autism. The overall aims of the programmes are to facilitate your acquisition of substantial knowledge and skills appropriate to postgraduate study and integrates your advanced knowledge and skills related to autism practice; develop the skills and attitudes necessary for you to promote evidence-based practice and research in autism practice; develop your critical understanding of the necessary research methodologies to locate and critically appraise research to advance practice when working with people with autism spectrum conditions; and foster your commitment to lifelong learning and encourages 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.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

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School of Health and Social Care
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