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Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children’s and Young People’s
Content & overview
Are you interested in
increasing your knowledge of children’s mental health? This qualification aims
to equip you with a more detailed understanding of mental health conditions that
affect children and young people, the legislation and guidance surrounding
mental health, risk factors that may affect mental well-being and the impact
that mental health concerns may have on young people and others.
The course is made up of 5 mandatory units:
Unit 1: Understand children and young
people’s mental health in context
In this unit, you will learn about the
concept of mental health and how society’s view of mental health has changed
over time. You will also learn about the legislation in place to support
children and young people’s mental health.
2: Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s
This unit will cover the risk factors that can affect children
and young people’s mental health and how these can be mitigated. You will also
look at how developmental changes and puberty can impact children and young
Unit 3: Understand children and young
people’s mental health concerns
This unit will look at the behaviours
displayed by children and young people that may indicate a mental health
concern. You will look in more detail at common mental health conditions that
affect children and young people.
Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
In this unit, you will investigate the impact of mental health concerns on
children, young people and others. You will look at the importance of diagnosis
and the reasons why there may be a reluctance to seek a diagnosis.
Unit 5: Understand how to support children and
young people with mental health concerns
In this fifth and final unit, you
will explore person-centred approaches to supporting children and young people
with mental health concerns, how to promote mental well-being in children and
young people, and the services and treatment involved with children and young
people’s mental health.
Attendance and Learning Assessment
This course can
be completed via blended or distance learning via Google Classroom.
be required to complete five online assignments (one assignment per unit) and an
individual learning plan (ILP).
How will this course benefit me?
This course will
help you improve your awareness and understanding of children and young people’s
mental health. It is a nationally recognised qualification and could help your
progress in your work or develop your knowledge for personal reasons.
You must be aged 19+ on 31
August 2022 to join this course.
You must complete an online induction, which
includes online safety, before you begin a course with
This course is completed
via blended or distance learning via Google classroom.
Places on this course are
limited. Further courses will be scheduled throughout the academic year and will
operate waiting lists.
We recommend you register your interest early, as
this course is very popular.
Application & Course fees
You can apply for
this course using the 'Apply Now' button at the top of the page. You will need
to complete all relevant details in the application form and to upload the
evidence which supports your application (including ID).
The course may be
FREE of charge, depending on your personal circumstances. To be eligible, ID and
evidence of benefit status or low wage (if applicable) is required in accordance
with the ESFA Funding Rules. This evidence must be uploaded during the
application process, so please have it ready before you apply.
If you fail
provide the evidence required or to complete the course, you may have to pay the