Practical Vs Theory
This qualification is designed for learners who wish to understand mental health in young children in the early years and the role of the Early Years Practitioner to support children’s mental health and wellbeing.
The early years of childhood are critical for development. Learning the significance of attachment and adverse experiences during this time is important to understand children’s mental health. Children can be exposed to several traumatic experiences throughout their early years which can impact their mental health – and these experiences can contribute to mental health concerns in later life.
Whether you are looking to begin work with young children, or you work with children in your current role, having a solid grasp on the importance of a child’s emotional wellbeing is vital.
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.
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Potential Future Career
On successful completion of this qualification, you could progress to:
- Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health
- Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce
To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health in the Early Years, learners are required to successfully complete 3 units:
- Unit 01 Understand mental health for young children in the early years
- Unit 02 Understand the significance of attachment and adverse childhood experiences for young children in the early years
- Unit 03 Understand the role of the Early Years Practitioner supporting mental health and wellbeing for young children in the early years
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