Our level 2 understanding children and young people’s mental health course develops the skills needed to understand mental health conditions that affect 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.
Course Length: 16 weeks on average
Awarding Body: TQUK (E-certificates upon achievement)
Learning Method(s): Online and paper based materials and assessment
There is no prior qualification needed to access this course however; learners must be aged 16 years or over.
This course is part of our fully funded range of Level 2 courses so is free to the majority of learners – eligibility criteria applies.
Unit 1: Understand children and young people’s mental health in context
Learn about the concept of mental health and how society’s view of mental health has changed over time. Discover the legislation in place to support mental health.
Unit 2: Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
This unit uncovers the risk factors that can affect young people’s mental health and how these can be mitigated. Explore developmental changes and how puberty can impact mental health.
Unit 3: Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns
Discover the behaviours displayed that may indicate a mental health concern. Find out about common mental health conditions that affect children and young people.
Unit 4: Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
Investigate the impact of mental health concerns on children, young people and others and develop an understanding of the importance of diagnosis and the reasons why children and young people may be reluctant to seek a diagnosis.
Unit 5: Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns
Here you will explore person-centred approaches to supporting children and young people with mental health concerns, how to promote mental well-being, and the services and treatment involved with children mental health.
This is a guide to the eligibility criteria if you are not sure about anything please get in touch with us.
- If employed, you may still be eligible for funding if you earn less than £20,319 per year outside of London or less than £11.95 per hour in London. Proof of wage will be required prior to enrolment.
- Learners must be aged 19+ from the 31st August 2022.
- Learners must be a resident of UK or the EEA (European Economic Area) and have been for at least 3 years.
- Learners can be unemployed to undertake a distance learning course.
- There are no entry requirements to undertake a distance learning course, however a good level of English is required.
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