Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) – Level 3 Course

£ 251.93

Expand your knowledge as a teacher, parent or clinician on the Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Course. Take this home study course with the DLC.

Course Description

The Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Level 3 Course is designed to give students an overview of the issues involved with alcohol use during pregnancy, and covers the related warning signs, symptoms and developmental outcomes The course has been developed in conjunction with experts – FASawareUK.

Many health care practitioners, teachers or family members of those affected have limited clinical knowledge in this relatively unpublicised syndrome. The course will therefore be beneficial to professionals and interested individuals alike and will help them to develop increased understanding of the problems and possible reactions and interventions. This course also looks at the neuropathology of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), including psychopathy and cognitive functioning and it will examine different interventions, including prevention and rehabilitation approaches.

On successful completion of this course students will receive an endorsed Level 3 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

Course Format & Delivery

You will receive access to the course materials through an online portal for a 12-month period. Students can use the portal for accessing their course materials, submitting assignments and to log tutor questions. A hard-copy book version of the course notes are also supplied.

Please Note: Due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 hard-copy versions of this course are only being dispatched twice a week so there may be slight delays to the usual delivery times.

The Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – Level 3 Course Includes the Following Units:
The following topics are covered: Definition of FASD; FASD and Abortion; What is Alcohol?; Alcohol Use; Alcohol Consumption in Pregnancy; and Measuring Alcohol Consumption.
The following topics are covered: Candace Thorp v Jim Beam; FAS from Diagnosis to Current Day; The Difficulties of Diagnosing FASD; and Diagnostic Criteria.
The following topics are covered: Screening for Alcohol Use (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (Audit) / The CAGE questionnaire / The T-ACE questionnaire); Other Factors Affecting FASD; In Utero Effects of Alcohol; and Risks During the 3 Trimesters.
The following topics are covered: Learning outcomes; Primary Disabilities; Neuropsychological Problems; Secondary Disabilities; Measuring Secondary Disabilities using VABS; and Measuring Adaptive & Maladaptive Behaviours.
The following topics are covered: Behavioural Checklists (Communication / Daily Living Skills / Socialisation / Spatial / Emotional / Motor Skills); Development of Children with FASD; FASD in Infancy; Neonatal Behavioural Assessment Scale; and FASD in Preschool.
The following topics are covered: FASD in the School Age – Child; FASD in Adolescence; FASD in Adulthood; FASD in Employment; Living Alone with FASD; and FASD – Support in the Future.

Prerequistes

There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 3 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted through the online portal or by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.

Assessment

Students will be required to complete a number of assignments. Your personal tutor will review, mark and provide you with feedback on your work. Coursework assignments can be returned by uploading to the online portal, by email or by post.

We recommend that assignments are completed and returned as word-processed documents through the online portal. Handwritten documents can be accepted but need to be clear and legible and may be subject to a longer marking time.

About ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that NCC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained.

The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual’s level descriptors page.

The course itself has been designed by NCC to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Additional information

Course Format

Online Course + Hard Copy Materials

Self-Study Time

Approximately 100 Hours (Self-Study)

Delivery Time

1-3 Working Days (Email & Recorded Delivery)