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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

The aim of this qualification is to increase the learner’s knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health.

Around 1 in 10 children and young people are affected by mental health problems, so it’s important that people working with them have a good understanding of mental health. If you want to learn about mental health issues to support children and young people that you work with, or those you care for in your own life, this level 2 course is perfect for you.

Our fully online course will teach you about supporting children and young people’s mental health and emotional well-being. You will learn about issues facing children and young people like depression, anxiety, and conduct disorder, as well as factors that affect their mental health and the impact mental health problems can have on them and their lives.

Our distance learning courses are completed online, so there is no need for any personal attendance in college, however you can always attend college if you feel you need this.

You will complete assessments by answering questions and submitting them to your tutor via the online learning platform.

You will be given full written feedback on your assessments within 5 working days.

Your tutor is available by email, or Mobile Phone during office hours if you need support with your studies.

To study the courses, you need to have a suitable device such as a laptop, a desktop computer or a tablet such as an iPad. You also need access to the internet.

Please note: It is not possible to complete the courses on a mobile phone as they are not compatible with our learning platform.

On successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate from NCFE awarding body, confirming your achievement.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 2

  • Delivery

    Distance / Online

  • Duration

    15 weeks


Apply or Enquire

In order to achieve this qualification, you need to achieve all 5 units.

Units covered are:

  1. Understand children and young people’s mental health in context
  2. Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
  3. Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns
  4. Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
  5. Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns

Portfolio of Evidence

This qualification is internally assessed and internally quality assured by Centre staff and externally quality assured by NCFE External Quality Assurance Consultants (EQACs).

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however you must:

  • Currently live in England
  • Resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study
  • be aged 19+
  • Not be on an apprenticeship

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health
  • Level 3 Award in the Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005
  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young people’s Workforce (England)
  • Level 3 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Or

Level 2 Course in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health will give you the kickstart you need to get into careers in Childcare, or Health and Social Care. This would be particularly useful for job roles such as;

  • Health Play Specialist (£20,329 to £31,533)
  • Teaching Assistant (£11,500 to £23,000)
  • Social Work Assistant (£12,500 to £25,000)

Financial Support

Depending on your situation, you may be able to access a range of financial support available.

Course Fees

UK

Fully Funded.

 

Apply or enquire about this course

Please use the following links to make an application or enquiry about this course.

PLEASE NOTE

We are experiencing some technical issues with the apply system.  If you are having difficulties with this as an alternative you can download an Application Form (PDF) – this can be edited directly on your device, then saved and emailed to our central admissions Team centraladmissions@don.ac.uk

 

Apply online Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7575

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details