The Certification in Teaching and Understanding Autistic Learners (CTUAL) is a comprehensive online course designed to equip educators, parents, therapists, and advocates with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively support individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Through engaging lessons, practical exercises, and interactive resources, participants will gain a deeper understanding of ASD and learn evidence-based strategies for creating inclusive learning environments, developing personalized support plans, and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism


3 to 6 Months


100% Online, Self Paced Learning mode




10-12 hrs per week


    3 to 6 Months


    100% Online, Self Paced Learning mode




    10-12 hrs per week

Modules to be completed
  • Module 1: Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

    Module 2: Understanding the Causes and Diagnosis of Autism

    Module 3: Behavioral Characteristics and Associated Challenges
    Module 4: Evidence-Based Interventions for Autism

    Module 5: Educational Strategies and Inclusive Practices

    Module 6: Supporting Families and Caregivers

    Module 7: Transitioning to Adulthood: Employment and Independent Living

    Module 8: Addressing Challenging Behaviors and Crisis Management
    Module 9: Ethical and Legal Considerations in Autism Education and Practice

    Module 10: Emerging Trends and Future Directions in Autism Research and Practice

Learning Materials

Personalised, easy to understand text-based (reading materials) interactive resources that progressively and systematically takes the learner through various areas of competencies required at the workplace, in a specialised field of study.

Entry Requirements
  • Applicants should possess a high level of motivation and self-discipline
  • Applicants should be proficient in the English language
  • Applicants must possess basic smartphone or computer operating knowledge and skills
  • Applicants who have documented learning disabilities are required to submit the necessary proof or documents specific to their respective countries. **This is essential to access the special assistance, tools, and resources provided by the Special Education Department.

Note: Good performance in this certificate course will be considered for those wishing to pursue the full SEND diploma.

Admission process

Applicants must:

  1. Submit all of the required documents via EIU official website.
  2. Get documents reviewed and verified by the EIU admissions team (around 5 working days).
  3. Receive enrollment confirmation with a Conditional Acceptance Letter and Invoice.
  4. Settle the payment.
  5. Receive Unconditional Acceptance Letter.
  6. Start the programme.
Assessment learning

Personalised exercises, assignments and/or quizzes are utilised throughout the course/programme to measure progress in learning. Such comprehensive assessment procedure is characterised by being diagnostic, formative (intervention-oriented), and summative.

Recognition, Accreditation & Membership

The European International University (EIU-Paris), is a private higher education establishment authorized by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation, in accordance to and in compliance with the French Education Act: Code de l’Education Articles L 444-1 to 444-11 and R 444-1 to 444-28.

EIU-Paris is also internationally accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). EIU is accredited with Premier University status by ASIC, UK, since 2nd October 2018. ASIC is recognized by UKVI in the UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in the USA and is listed in their International Directory. It is also a member of the British Quality Foundation (BQF), an affiliate of European Network for Quality Assurance (ENQA) and an institutional member of European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN).

EIU-Paris has also obtained accreditation candidacy status, and is currently pursuing programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), United States.

The European International University is further audited and quality assured, as well as ranked, by internationally acclaimed bodies such as QS, ACBSP, ECBE, BGA, ATHEA, and CEOWORLD Magazine.

For more information about EIU-Paris Recognition and Accreditation, please visit https://eiu.ac/recognition-and-accreditation/

Completion requirements

100% completion of courses and assessment therein is required to be able to get certified in the said course and/or programme.

Graduation requirements

To receive a certificate in the programme of study, students must achieve the following:

  • Complete the course as prescribed in the academic catalog under which the student enrolled.
  • Complete unit and course requirements with a minimum of a 49% ECTS.
  • Complete the programme of study within 150% of the published length of the programme.
Grading scheme

The grading system is defined as follows:

 Higher   Distinction 90-100%
 Distinction 80-89%
 First Division 70-79%
 Second   Division 60-69%
 Satisfactory 50-59%
 Unsatisfactory 49% and below
Awards Upon Completion

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental condition that typically appears during early childhood and affects social interaction, communication, behavior, and sensory processing. It is characterized by a wide range of symptoms and severity levels, leading to the term “spectrum.” Individuals with ASD may experience challenges in social interactions, such as difficulty understanding nonverbal cues or maintaining eye contact. They may also exhibit repetitive behaviors, restricted interests, and sensory sensitivities. ASD is considered a lifelong condition, but with appropriate support and interventions, individuals with ASD can lead fulfilling lives and reach their full potential.

Who is this certification course designed for?

This certification course, the Certification in Teaching and Understanding Autistic Learners (CTUAL), is designed for educators, professionals, caregivers, and anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and learning effective strategies for supporting individuals with ASD in various settings. Whether you’re a teacher, special education instructor, therapist, parent, or advocate, this course provides valuable insights and practical tools to enhance your ability to teach and interact with autistic learners.

How long does the course take to complete?

The course is self-paced, allowing participants to progress through the material at their own speed. On average, participants complete the course in approximately 3-6 months

Is there a final assessment for certification?

Yes, there is a final assessment to evaluate understanding and application of the course content. A passing score is required to receive the certification.

Can I access the course materials after completion?

Yes, participants have continued access to the course materials after completion, allowing them to revisit and review the content as needed.

Are there any prerequisites for this course?
  • Applicants should be proficient in the English language
  • Applicants should possess a high level of motivation and self-discipline
  • Applicants should possess basic smartphone or computer operating knowledge and skills
Will I receive a physical certificate upon completion?
  • Participants who complete the course and pass the final assessment will receive a digital certificate of completion.


Can this certification be used for professional development credits?

While the course is designed to be primarily self-paced, we understand the importance of personalized support. Our students can now connect with our dedicated student support portal. Whether you have questions about the courses, need guidance, or encounter any challenges, our support team is here to provide timely assistance and ensure a smooth learning experience.


  • 24/7 real-time support
  • Confidentiality
  • Your privacy is protected, and Student Support adheres to strict confidentiality within legal boundaries.
  • Experienced professionals
  • No extra cost
  • Enjoy instant access to support at no extra cost for enrolled students in our courses.
Do We Issue Transcripts?

Yes, transcripts are issued upon completion of the program.

What are European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) Credits?

For the Certificate program, students earn 30 ECTS credits upon completion. For the Diploma program, it’s 60 ECTS credits.

Additional ECTS Opportunities

If students wish to earn additional credits, they have the option to undertake a practicum under an approved supervisor. This allows students to potentially earn up to 60 ECTS credits at the certificate level and up to 120 ECTS credits at the diploma level.

This flexibility in credit options ensures that students can tailor their academic journey according to their learning goals and aspirations.