Autism and Learning Disabilities Awareness online course

Autism and Learning Disabilities Awareness

The course content covers a range of topics relating to people with autism and learning disabilities. These include an overview of Care Quality Commission’s regulations and legislation, an exploration of how autism affects people, and an examination of different types of learning disabilities and their effects. The course also covers neurodiversity, mental health conditions, and the stigma and discrimination faced by many people with autism and learning disabilities. Finally, the course offers a guide to the importance of delivering person-centred healthcare, making reasonable adjustments, creating the right culture, and supporting patients with autism and learning disabilities within healthcare settings.

Course duration: 60 minutes


60 minutes


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Course type

Lessons with text and graphics






Quiz with 10 questions

Course Aim

This course aims to educate learners about the CQC regulations and government laws that protect people with autism and learning difficulties. It will also explore the challenges those with autism and learning disabilities face, including stigma and discrimination, and how services can create a culture of person-centred care by making reasonable adjustments for service users and teams.


Course Objectives

The course introduces:

CQC regulations and government laws that protect us.
Autism and the challenges people with autism face.
Different types of learning disabilities and how these affect people.
Neurotypical v Neurodiversity
Mental health conditions and how autism and learning disabilities can lead to mental health conditions.
The stigma and discrimination faced by many people with autism and learning disabilities.
Person-centred care, creating the right culture and making reasonable adjustments within your service for your service users and your teams.


Why choose us?

Equal, diverse and inclusive learning

The tida team aim to deliver high-quality, interesting online training courses so that you can:

  • Enhance your workplace skills and knowledge.
  • Develop competence and confidence in your job role and in society.
  • Strive for and maintain positive relationships within your workplace and community.
  • Feel included in all aspects of your life.
  • Assist others to feel included.

At tida, we respect that everyone learns differently. Therefore, we have incorporated text with visuals and professional audio into our training videos.

Our courses are accessible to everyone.

Paving the way for change

Tida is more than just a training provider; we are a community of like-minded people on a mission to enlighten and empower people. We believe that by giving people the facts, they can take positive action for themselves and our society, helping to break down unfair treatment barriers and loss of opportunities that so many people unfairly face. 

To help others challenge their limiting beliefs, we take a holistic and anti-bias approach and infuse the transformative power of yoga, meditation and general well-being in the core of tida. This allows us to instil positive self-esteem and confidence in those we work with. 

What will you get from us?

We will provide you with:

  • Educational videos with a professional voiceover.
  • Course certificate upon passing the questions.
  • Course achievement badge that is stored in your training dashboard.
  • Resources and PDF workbooks to download to support your learning.

You will have 365 days to complete the course, and you can save and return to your course progress as many times as you wish.

Our training courses are reviewed every 12 months and in line with current legislation and guidelines.

Courses may be updated more frequently during guideline advice changes.

We are committed to Quality Assurance.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction
    5 minutes
  • How the CQC regulates providers
    5 minutes
  • Government laws that aim to protect us
    5 minutes
  • Equality and Human Rights Commission UK
    5 minutes
  • Healthcare teams
    5 minutes
  • What is a disability?
    5 minutes
  • Autism and learning disabilities
    5 minutes
  • What is autism?
    5 minutes
  • Challenges autistic people face
    5 minutes
  • Celebrating autism
    5 minutes
  • What is a learning disability?
    5 minutes
  • Different types of learning disabilities
    5 minutes
  • Understanding we are all unique
    5 minutes
  • Multiple learning disabilities (PMLD)
    5 minutes
  • What do we mean by neurodiversity?
    5 minutes
  • Neurotypical vs Neurodivergent
    5 minutes
  • Mental Health Conditions
    5 minutes
  • Is there a difference between mental health conditions, autism and learning disabilities?
    5 minutes
  • Why are people with autism and learning disabilities more likely to have mental health conditions?
    5 minutes
  • Stigma
    5 minutes
  • Discrimination
    5 minutes
  • A person-centred approach
    5 minutes
  • Person-centred care
    5 minutes
  • Making reasonable adjustments
    5 minutes
  • Your role within your team
    5 minutes
  • The Right Culture
    5 minutes
  • Patience and empathy
    5 minutes
  • Seek support and guidance
    5 minutes
  • Where to seek further support
    5 minutes
  • Final Thoughts
    5 minutes
  • Autism and Learning Disabilities Awareness
    10 questions
  • Course Feedback and Reflective Learning
    5 minutes

Your course includes


Up-to-date information

Our course material is both current and relevant; verified by leaders in the industry.

Various media

We use a combination of text, imagery, videos and presentations to help you get the most out of this course.

Course downloads

Reflective learning PDF available upon completion of the course. 

Post-course feedback

Upon completion of the course you are required to complete a short feedback survey.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course begins when you are ready. Although the course duration is 60 minutes, you can work at your own pace, and your progress is saved automatically.

How long do I have access to the course?

After registering for the course, you have 365 days to access the course.

Does the course have a test?

Yes. There is a short assessment at the end of the course. You must achieve 80% or more to pass the course. If you do not pass, you have the opportunity to review the content and re-take the assessment when you are ready.

Does the course offer a certificate upon completion?

Yes. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a personalised certificate. This is saved to your personal dashboard. You can download and print this certificate when you require it. In addition, you are also credited with a digital badge that will feature in your personal dashboard.

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