Understanding Children & Young People's Mental Health Level 2 Certificate
One in ten children have a diagnosable mental health condition, and 75% of mental health problems have begun by the age of 24. Mental ill health can affect a young person in every area of their life, including family, school, friendships, the workplace and the wider world. Mental ill health can be worsened by negative stereotypes and stigma from the media who portray mental illness as shameful and dangerous. This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of mental health conditions including depression and anxiety, the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health, risk factors that may affect mental wellbeing and how to build resilience against these, and the impact mental health concerns may have on young people and others.
“I’ve always wanted to work in the childcare industry and chose this course as the best option to further my career. I like the fact that I have work placements in nurseries and schools to get more experience and become more confident. The support staff and teachers are happy to help and full of encouragement.”
“I enjoyed the practical work experience within my course.”
This course exists of 4 mandatory units:
- Assessment 1 - Understand Children and Young People's Mental Health in Context
- Assessment 2 - Understand Factors which may Affect Children and Young People's Mental Health
- Assessment 3 - Understand Children & Young People's Mental Health Concerns
- Assessment 4 - Understand the Impact of Children & Young People's Mental Health Concerns
- Assessment 5 - Understand how to Support Children & Young People with Mental Health Concerns
Ages 24+: Our L2 Study Online programmes are free to EU/UK Nationals regardless of previous qualifications. Ages 19 to 23 are eligible for free courses if they have already achieved a full L2 qualification or equivalent. Please contact us for clarification.
Ages 19 to 23 who have not already achieved a full L2 qualification may be subject to costs. Please contact us for clarification.
You will be issued with an Induction Workbook during your first discussion with your tutor; this workbook will determine whether you are suitable for the course. No specific prior learning requirements, although beneficial to have already achieved a Level 1 qualification in a health or health and social care related area. Anyone interested in working or already working in care would benefit from this course.
Ages 24+: Our L2 Study Online programmes are free to EU/UK Nationals regardless of previous qualifications.
Ages 19 to 23 are eligible for free courses if they have already achieved a full L2 qualification or equivalent. Please contact us for clarification.
Basic computer skills to operate the Online Learning Platform are advisable.
NCFE CACHE Understanding Children & Young People's Mental Health L2
Please contact the Study Online team for available courses.
This course is distance learning. Assessment is by successful completion of all units on the online learning platform which is then internally and externally moderated before certification.
Approximately 135 hours study. No lessons but there is support from the specialist tutor available if required. Study will be home-based and at the student's discretion within the timeframe stipulated by tutor.
Student does not have to work in this sector to complete the course.
Fees and Additional Costs
Our Level 2 Study Online programmes are available for FREE to UK/EU nationals aged 19 and over.
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14 - 18 year olds
In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.
19 years and over
Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.