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Learn how behaviour analysis understands and deals with issues related to Autism.


This module is a first introduction to Applied Behaviour Analysis for Certificate level students; no prior knowledge is assumed. Students gain an understanding of basic issues in the analysis of behaviour. The lecture/practical design of the course means that students develop an understanding of some basic issues and practical skills, improve their presentation skills and evolve their skills in debating in an academic forum.

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About this course

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The module will introduce candidates to the science of behaviour analysis and how it explains behaviour. Students will also learn how behaviour analysis understands and deals with issues related to Autism.

The course is aimed at parents and professionals interested in working with and teaching children and young adults with autism.

Students will learn material through online lectures and coursework (e.g., multiple choice quizzes, short essays, novel exemplars).

This undergraduate short courses sits within the Certificate of Personal and Professional Development (CPPD), which lets you study a variety of accredited modules (from 5 to 20 credits), regardless of your previous qualifications or experience.

CPPD modules are totally flexible study as many or as few as you want, with no time limit. Once you've accumulated 60 credits, you will be awarded an Undergraduate Certificate in Personal and Professional Development from the University.

Of course, the modules can also be studied as standalone courses.

Linked programmes

CPPD Personal and Professional Development,


This module is fully online.

Entry requirements

This course is open for direct application. There are no prior qualifications required, but we would suggest that applicants can provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE English Language grades A-C or equivalent)

English Language Requirements

International applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University, which is a minimum acceptable score for the British Council IELTS of 6.0 (with no contributing band of less than 5.5) or equivalent

Start dates

  • 26 September 2016
  • 1 February 2017
  • 1 February 2017
How to apply


Please contact the Centre for Flexible and Continuning Education to complete the Application Process

How to apply

Start dates

  • 26 September 2016
  • 1 February 2017
  • 1 February 2017

Fees and funding

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Northern Ireland & EU:

Fees information

Module is priced for applicants from Northern Ireland and EU. If you are a GB or International applicant, please contact us for pricing.

Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available at


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