AQA Unit Award Scheme

Do you know that you can obtain an accreditation and certificate of achievement when you complete some of our courses, provided by the AQA Unit Award Scheme?

AQA Unit Award Scheme

As an independent education charity, AQA provide a range of support and services that enable learning. 

The AQA Unit Award Scheme (UAS) accredits a range of our training courses. This provides the opportunity to give delegates formal recognition of their success in short courses (units) within the context of recording achievement. It offers learners the opportunity to have their achievements formally recognised with a certificate each time a short unit of learning is successfully completed.

The Unit Award scheme provides external accreditation of achievement and provides a route to support lifelong learning.


The AQA Unit Award Scheme recognition is offered as an optional extra on many of our courses, at an additional cost of £35 per person.

Accreditation takes the form of a short answer written assessment and usually takes approximately 30-40 minutes. AQA is usually completed on the day of the course (after the course has been completed) or alternatively, delegates can make an appointment with Autism NI to complete the accreditation at a later date. For further queries, please contact the Training Department.

Accreditations available through the AQA Unit Award Scheme:

  • Features of Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • An introduction to Personal Safety for Children
  • Understanding Social Skills and Autism
  • Understanding and Promoting Positive Behaviour and Autism
  • Understanding Sensory Processing and Autism
  • Understanding social and comic strip stories and autism
  • Features of Autism in Early Years
  • Structured teaching for pre-school children with autism
  • Schedules and work systems for a child with autism
  • Autism and communication issues for pre-school children
  • Role of the pre-school setting and children with autism