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

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

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LEVEL 2 CERTIFICATE IN UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S MENTAL HEALTH

What will I do?

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 physical 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.

The course comprises of 5 units:

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

*Funding is subject to learners meeting set eligibility criteria; this may be discussed prior to the start of any course. Learners must be aged 19+ and have lived in the EU for the past three years. Please note that a withdrawal fee of £90 is payable if learners decide to withdraw from the course.

What’s next?

By undertaking this course, you will gain formal recognition by obtaining a nationally recognised qualification. This will enable you to further your own continuous professional development, which could support you in improving your career prospects. You can also progress onto further qualifications.

Is it for me?

This qualification is suitable for anyone looking to increase their knowledge of children and young people’s mental health.

HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO STUDY EACH WEEK?

The course duration is 6 weeks and requires three to four hours of study per week. Course start dates are flexible, but learners are expected to successfully complete the programme of study within the allocated timescale.

WHAT KIND OF QUALIFICATION IS THIS?

Learners will receive a nationally recognised qualification by successfully completing this course. The Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health is awarded by CACHE.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

The course requires two assessments to be completed and passed to achieve the qualification. Students are allocated a tutor who will mark their assessments and can be contacted by telephone or email if required.

ARE THERE ANY ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

Students must be at least 19 years of age to enrol for the course.

Applicants aged 19-23 are eligible if they have already achieved a full Level 2 qualification or equivalent. Please contact us for clarification if required.

Applicants aged 24+ do not require any prior academic qualifications, but need a reasonable level of English language ability in order to complete a distance learning course.

Applicants must have lived in the EU for the last three years, currently reside in England, with a postcode outside of Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley, and the West Midlands. Please contact providers in your local area for alternative options.

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