Working Effectively with Autistic University Students FAQs

How do I access the course?

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When you book onto the course, you will receive an email from the office team with your course material and invoice (unless you have paid already via worldpay). The course material includes a pack to work through in preparation for the recorded webinar, the link to the recorded webinar and everything you need to submit the final task.

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Once the course is completed, is there anything I can do to stay up to date?

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Yes! We will also send you a transcript of past Questions and Answers and twice a year we will be holding a live Q&A on Zoom with the CPD accredited presenters of the course.

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How do I get my certificate?

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Once your work is marked and approved, the office team will be informed and your CPD Certificate will be sent within 0-5 working days.

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When is the task due?

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No deadline! There used to be a deadline for the task where participants were given 3-4 weeks to submit their task. NADP have changed the format of the course to remove any deadline. You can sign on whenever and submit whenever is convenient for you.

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Why the new format?

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The new format of the Working Effectively with Autistic University Students training course means that it is available to everyone, all year round. There are many reasons we have changed to this format but the predominantly, it is because often, Disability Practitioners need the training ASAP for DSA funding. We were also noticing that a high number of participants were requesting deadline extensions for the task due to extremely heavy workloads. We wanted to take away the pressure of deadlines as we all have enough to worry about! Finally, the capacity for each course was 50 participants and the majority of submissions came in in the final few days of the deadline which meant an extremely high workload for the reviewer in one week. The new format makes our hugely popular course more accessible and available for all and removes some pressure for everyone involved.

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Timescales

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With the new Working Effectively with Autistic University Students format, please allow the following timescales:

Upon booking, please allow 0-5 working days for the office team to send all of your course materials and invoice through.

There is no deadline for submission.

Once submitted (execdirector@nadp-uk.org), please allow 0-10 working days for your results.

Please allow a further 0-5 working days for the office team to create and send your certificate.

** Please note, these times are precautionary. The Office team are extremely efficient, however workloads can vary greatly throughout the year so it’s good to be prepared in case you complete your course during one of our busy months.

If your qualification is needed urgently, please note that when you submit your work and it will be prioritised.

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Where can I find the info for the task?

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Upon booking onto the course, the NADP Office team will send you all the course material via email as both a word document and PDF for full accessibility. If you choose to do Task 2, you will need to use the word version of the course material as a template. The Office team will send your course material and invoice through within 0-5 working days of booking. Any questions, please contact the office on admin@nadp-uk.org.

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Where do I send my work?

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Please submit your work via email to Lynn Wilson, Executive Director of NADP, who is our current reviewer. Her email address is Execdirector@nadp-uk.org

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Who is marking my work?

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Lynn Wilson

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Is the course CPD Certified?

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Yes!

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How many CPD hours can I claim for this?

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5.5 hours

You will receive a certificate proving your attendance and detailing the CPD hours after your task submission.

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If I complete this training, will I qualify for DSA funding?

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To qualify as a mentor to be paid via DSAs you need to do one of the four routes below:

  1. Complete all of these:
    1. Hold any degree
    1. Pass all six NAS online training units
    1. Pass the NADP training
  2. Complete all of these:
    1. Hold a relevant degree (ie substantial autism component)
    1. Pass the NADP training
    1. Pass the NAS online training unit “autism and girls”
  3. Complete all of these:
    1. Hold a post graduate certificate in autism or PGC in critical disability studies focussing on autism
    1. Pass the NADP training
    1. Pass the NAS online training unit “autism and girls”
  4. Complete all of these:
    1. Hold a Master of Arts, Master of  Education or Doctorate (MA /MEd/PhD) in Education (Autism or Special Educational Needs and Disability or Critical Disability Studies focussing on autism)
    1. Pass the NADP training
    1. Pass the NAS online training unit “autism and girls”

To qualify as a SpLD tutor to be paid via DSAs you need to do one of the four routes below:

  1. Complete all of these:
    1. Holds any degree 
    2. Holds a teaching qualification (See list below)
    1. Pass all six NAS online training units
  2. Pass the NADP training
  1. Complete all of these:
    1. Holds a relevant degree (ie substantial autism component)
    2. Holds a teaching qualification (See list below)
    1. Pass the NADP training
    1. Pass the NAS online training unit “autism and girls”
  1. Complete all of these:
    1. Holds a Post Graduate Certificate (PGC) in Autism or Critical Disability Studies focusing on autism
    2. Holds a teaching qualification (See list below)
    1. Pass the NADP training
    1. Pass the NAS online training unit “autism and girls”
  1. Complete all of these:
    1. Holds a Master of Arts, Master of  Education or Doctorate (MA /MEd/PhD) in Education (Autism or Special Educational Needs and Disability or Critical Disability Studies focussing on autism)
    2. Holds a teaching qualification (See list below)
    1. Pass the NADP training
    1. Pass the NAS online training unit “autism and girls”

Applicable Teaching Qualifications

  • Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) or higher.
  • Certificate of Education (Cert Ed)
  • Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DELTA)  Level 7
  • Diploma in teaching in the lifelong learning sector (DTTLS)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE/PgCert.ED)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Primary Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Post Primary education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)
  • Postgraduate Certificates in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
  • Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills (QTLS)
  • Diploma in Education & Training (DET) 
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCTLHE)
  • Associate Membership of the British Dyslexia Association (AMBDA)
  • Associate Membership of the Dyslexia Guild (ADG)
  • PgCert/PgDip/MA Specific Learning Difficulties(SpLD)

Post-Qualification

Once qualified, all mentors and tutors must complete 10 hours of CPD per year focussing on autism, teaching, higher education etc. but this come from a variety of sources such as:

  • Work based learning such as reflective practice, work shadowing, coaching from others or undertaking a project.
  • Self-directed learning such as reading journals/articles, updating knowledge through the internet or television and keeping a file of progress.
  • Professional activity such as involvement in a professional body, organising journal clubs or other specialist groups or membership of a specialist interest group.
  • Formal/educational activity such as courses, workshops, attending conferences, writing articles or papers or going to seminars.

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Who can I contact for general information and queries?

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Please contact Jo/Amy in the office who you can reach on admin@nadp-uk.org. For anything confidential, Jo, our Office Manager can be reached directly on officemanager@nadp-uk.org or Lynn Wilson, Executive Director and reviewer for this course, on execdirector@nadp-uk.org

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