Supporting People with Asperger's Syndrome

Explore Asperger’s Syndrome and how it can affect the way people think and behave.


Why take this course?

This e-learning course is ideal for those working within the health and social care sector, and would also be of interest to teachers, parents and community support staff. It covers common difficulties that people with this condition experience, and will look at various coping techniques. On successful completion of the course, you will be able to apply the knowledge and understanding you have developed over the duration of the course in your support of those with Asperger’s.

What you will experience

The course is broken down into four easy steps. This includes an introduction and three study units:

  • What is Asperger's? 
  • Asperger's and social interaction 
  • Characteristics of autism and providing support

The objectives for the course are to define autism and Asperger's and identify the possible causes of the condition. The course will outline the benefits of early diagnosis and the theory behind the Autism Spectrum conditions. You will study some of the difficulties people have with this condition, and how we can support that person in their communication. You will also explore how people with this condition see the world differently. The person centre approach is explored and identifies the benefits to those concerned.

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Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course will require you to manage your workload independently, without tutor support.

Subject area

Entry requirements

Previous knowledge or experience would be of benefit but is not essential.

What you will need

Students must have access to a computer with a broadband internet connection.

What you need to know

Anything else?

This is a Distance Learning course which means you can study at home, in the workplace or wherever you choose at times that are convenient for you. You do not have any classes to attend. The materials for this course are provided as webpages for you to work through online. As you progress through the course materials you will find explanations of each feature, followed by practical exercises. You will be supported throughout the course by a specialist Distance Learning Tutor.

As you progress they will continue to make regular contact to offer support and guidance, usually by email but sometimes by phone, to ensure you are making good progress and to support your learning throughout. You must be able to study independently through the course materials.

Whilst studying with Business & Community Development, you will have access to the Library+ sites and the Digital Skills Space. You will also have technical and administrative support from Business & Community Development team.

Fee Waivers

Please note that fee waivers or funding may apply. Find out more about funding for part-time courses.

Next steps




Duration Fees Code
5 Hours over 1 Month £30.00
Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.