Practical Vs Theory
This qualification will increase the learner’s knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health.
Mental health problems affect around 1 in 10 children and young people. These issues include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder and can often be a direct response to occurrences in their lives.
Emotional wellbeing is just as important as a child’s mental health, therefore it is important for those working with children and young people to have a good understanding of the concepts, risk factors and impact of mental health.
You need to be aged 19 or over at the start of the current academic year to be able to enrol on one of our Distance Learning courses. You will also need to be working at or above Level 1 in English.
We will assess your level of English before we enrol you onto the course and can signpost you to our Functional Skills English courses to upskill if necessary.
Fees, Finance & Funding
Potential Future Career
On successful completion of this qualification, you could progress to:
- Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (England)
- Level 3 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning
To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health, learners are required to successfully complete 5 units:
- Unit 01 Understand children and young people’s mental health in context
- Unit 02 Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
- Unit 03 Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns
- Unit 04 Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
- Unit 05 Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns.
When I completed my course I had gained all of the skills I needed to secure employment at Oakham Day Nursery as a childcare apprentice!