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Overview

10% of children and young people (5-18 years of age) in the U.K have a clinically diagnosed mental health problem, however 70% who experience mental health problems do not receive the support they require. The purpose of this qualification is to increase your knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health.

Qualification

NCFE Level 2 (online distance learning, no exams involved).

Who is it for?

To study this course all students must be aged 19 or over, most students over the age of 19 will be able to study this course for free, however, please contact us if you are aged 19-23 and do not yet have a full level 2 qualification (5 GCSEs grade A*-C, NVQ Level 2 or higher) as additional eligibility criteria may apply.

Study Hours

Guided Learning Hours - 135
Study hours Per Week - 12
(*please note these are average and estimated figures and may not be a true representative for all individuals*)

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course simply visit the How to Enrol webpage and select BDU incl. Distance Learning from the first drop down menu and then choose your desired course from the second drop down.

Course cost

Most students over the age of 19 will be able to study this course for free, however, please contact us if you are aged 19-23 and do not yet have a full level 2 qualification (5 GCSEs grade A*-C, NVQ Level 2 or higher) as additional eligibility criteria may apply.

For more information please email the InfoZone on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring them on 01904 770770.

Course Duration

This particular short course is just 12 weeks long.

How it helps you

This qualification will increase your knowledge and awareness of children and young people's mental health. By completing the qualification, you will develop knowledge of mental health in children and young people which would support progression onto further qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sector. You will develop knowledge of mental health problems commonly associated with children and young people, the impact of mental ill-health in children and young people and the support that is available to maintain wellbeing in children and young people.

How is the course delivered?

This course is available in both paper and online format, and is up to you to decide which method you prefer, making the course flexible and easy for you. Personal tutors are assigned to each learners, to help ensure you have the support you need throughout the duration of the short course.

Course Breakdown

UNIT 1
Understand children and young people’s mental health in context
This unit introduces you to the concept of mental health in children and young people’s, along with the legislation that applies to children and young’s people and how society can view mental health.

UNIT 2
Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
In this unit, the learner will develop an understanding of the risk factors that may affect the mental well-being of children and young people and how abuse or bullying may affect mental health. The effects of puberty and developmental changes on mental health in children and young people, are also covered in this unit.

UNIT 3
Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns
Learners will focus on the behaviour associated with mental health in children and young people, in this unit. An understanding of stress, anxiety and depression in children and young people is developed within this unit.

UNIT 4
Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
This unit focuses on the impact of mental health concerns in children and young people and the impact this can have on others around them. The learner will also develop knowledge of the importance of the correct diagnosis of a mental health problem.

UNIT 5
Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns
A person-centred approach to support children and young people with mental health concerns, is focused on within this unit. Learners will develop a knowledge of how to promote mental well-being in children and young people and the services and treatments that can be used to aid those will a mental health concern.