Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Autism and Learning

University of Aberdeen

12 months
2190 GBP/module
750 GBP/module
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Autism and Learning programme of the University of Aberdeen is designed for parents, teachers, therapists, care workers and other practitioners involved in supporting individuals on the autism spectrum.


At a Glance

The Autism and Learning programme of the University of Aberdeen aims to give practitioners an in-depth understanding of the condition and an insight into the workings of the autistic mind. It will equip participants with practical approaches and interventions that will enable children, young people and adults on the autism spectrum access to learning, participate actively, experience success, gain independence, and fulfil their potential.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop knowledge and critical understanding of the concept of inclusion and associated principles of equality, social justice, participation and partnership.
  • To develop a deep understanding of the complex conceptual issues in Autism, and the key theories, principles and issues in the field.
  • To critically evaluate current research in the field.
  • To critically review strategies and approaches and their evidence base.
  • To develop collaborative partnerships with individuals on the spectrum, parents, colleagues and other agencies.
  • To use acquired knowledge and understanding of autism to reflect critically upon practice.
  • To apply acquired knowledge and understanding of autism to formulate effective support for learners on the spectrum.
  • To conduct professional enquiries and use research evidence to generate professional knowledge and enhance understanding and practice
  • To apply acquired knowledge and understanding of autism to contribute to staff development and school / workplace improvement.


Postgraduate Certificate in Autism and Learning can lead to career development in a wide range of employment settings e.g. the charitable sector, social care, social work, health care, education, autism research, and other services requiring an autism specialism.


This programme was developed in collaboration with the National Autistic Society (NAS) (Scotland), the Scottish Centre for Autism (University of Strathclyde), local authorities and services, and local individuals on the autism spectrum and their parents.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Autism, Inclusion and Participation
  • Autism, Behaviour and Planning for Change

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will be graduates or will be able to provide evidence that they can work at postgraduate level. They must have previous relevant experience and be able to undertake studies and related developments in their workplace setting or other appropriate agency.
  • English Language Requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2190 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2190 GBP per module during 12 months.
  • National

    750 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 750 GBP per module during 12 months.
  • Charged on a modular basis per 30 credits

Living costs for Aberdeen

729 - 1069 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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