Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Level 3

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Alcohol affects unborn foetuses in a variety of different ways and the amount of evidence linking alcohol to issues during pregnancy is very strong. This course seeks to teach students of the link between drinking alcohol during pregnancy and how disorders linked to this can be managed.

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Course Description

About this Course

Study Time:120 hours
Enrolment length:12 months
Course Format:Paper or Online
Entry Requirements:None Specific

This course on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders was created to raise awareness and level of care provided to children affected by FASD.

Qualification

This course on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders has been written to aid families and professionals dealing with a child with FASD. Most people have very limited knowledge on this unpopular topic. FASD is a chain of preventable birth defects caused by a woman drinking alcohol during her pregnancy, although more often even before she knows that she is pregnant.

Common problems associated with FASD are:

  • Common problems include:
  • Vision impairment
  • Sleep problems
  • Heart defects
  • Liver problems
  • Poor immune system
  • Speech & language delays
  • Impulsivity
  • Memory problems
  • Hyperactivity
  • Inappropriate social behaviour

This course looks at the adverse effects of alcohol during pregnancy on the cognitive and psychological development of a child.

Support

A tutor will be able for support via post or e-mail, with our student support team also on hand to help with any queries you may have. Assignments must be submitted to your tutor through email and these are then marked as soon as possible.

Course Content

This course assesses the following units:

Module 1: The History of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Module 2: Taking Responsibility for the Unborn Child

Module 3: Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and Screening

Module 4: Children with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Module 5: Behavioural Phenotypes of FASD

Module 6: Growing up with FASD

Assessments

To pass this course learners must complete a number of assignments. These are completed after navigating through the lessons which are sent to students and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.

Method

This course comes to you as a paper course pack which you can work through in your own time. By reading through the lessons on the course and with the help of a personal tutor you will be able to learn all of the necessary knowledge required to tackle the tutor marked assignments that are used to assess the course. Alternatively, you can study for this course online to save some money on your course and study through the internet with the materials available 24/7 on any computer or smart device.

Certification

ABC Awards Certification

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

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The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that NCC Home Learning has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at the Level stated against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by NCC Home Learning to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC 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 is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

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