University of Brighton

Degree level: Postgraduate

Autism PGCert (Taught)

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Course summary

Our Autism PGCert is designed to support your career progression, increase your subject knowledge and help you to make a positive difference to the autistic individuals you support and your organisation. A flexible framework combines academic study with work-based action learning and action research, where your day-to-day professional activity informs your development through reflection and peer discussion. The course is designed for professionals who work with children and young people who are on the autism spectrum and who wish to deepen their knowledge and develop their career progression. It will suit you whether you work in early years provision, a school, college, residential care, advisory, support or therapeutic services. The Autism PGCert is a stand-alone qualification and its 60 credits count as one-third of a master’s degree. Flexible work-based learning enables you to fit studying around your existing work or voluntary commitments. You will spend 10 Saturdays during the year studying at our Brighton, Falmer campus - six half day and four whole day sessions. Teaching and mentoring is delivered by a successful teaching team with an outstanding national reputation and comprehensive research profile that informs and advances course content.

Course details


Entry requirements

You will need a good honours degree, and experience in an education setting.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7866 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7866 Year 1
Scotland £7866 Year 1
Wales £7866 Year 1
International £13842 Year 1

Additional fee information

You may have to pay additional costs during your studies. The cost of optional activities is not included in your tuition fee and you will need to meet this cost in addition to your fees. Mandatory requirements for your course are covered by the tuition fees. These include things such as health or criminal record checks, specialist materials and mandatory field trips. Optional field trips, accommodation and course materials are not included in the tuition fees and you will need to pay for these yourself. Please contact the school that delivers your course about possible extra costs before you apply. The tuition fees for part-time postgraduate courses depend on how many modules you take in the year. For example, if you study half of the modules that a full-time student would study, you will pay 50% of the full-time fee. Once you decide how many modules you want to take, we can help you to calculate the fees.
Autism PGCert at University of Brighton - UCAS