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

  • Course Type: Distance Learning

What can this course lead to?

On successful completion of this qualification, you could progress to:

  • Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (England)
  • Level 3 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Who is it for?

This qualification will increase the learner’s knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health.

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 mental 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.

What is covered?

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health, learners are required to successfully complete 5 units: 

  • Unit 01 Understand children and young people’s mental health in context 
  • Unit 02 Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
  • Unit 03 Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns 
  • Unit 04 Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
  • Unit 05 Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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.

Start date: Rolling

Course Code
PJSXDL3AP-03
Location
Online
Duration
12 weeks
Fees
Fully funded
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Studying the course allowed me to secure an apprenticeship with a fostering agency, paving my path to my dream career in care. Those three years at Peterborough were the highlight of my life; I cherished every moment.

Emma Bines
Early Years Education and Care Level 3

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