Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health Certificate Level 2

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    14 Weeks

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    Distance Learning

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This qualification is beneficial for anyone with an interest in developing their understanding of children and young people’s mental health. It will aid you in understanding the factors affecting mental health and a range of common conditions experienced by children and young people. It will help you develop skills to understand the causes, minimise risks associated and learn coping mechanism for you and the person affected. You will also gain knowledge on the legislation around this topic.

This qualification can be used to update and continue your professional development (CPD) and to develop knowledge/skills relevant to your occupational specialisation. It is suitable for anyone who works, or is hoping to gain employment, in this field. It can also lead to further qualifications in this area.

What will I do?

During the Level 2 Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health Certificate you will study the below units:
  • Unit 1 – Understand the principles of mental health concerns in the context of children and young people
  • Unit 2 – Legislation and best practice relating to children and young people’s mental health
  • Unit 3 – Living with childhood mental health conditions
  • Unit 4 – Understand how to minimise the risk of mental health concerns in children and young people
  • Unit 5 – Understand causes and diagnosis of mental health concerns in children and young people

These will be assessed over five pieces of work, over three workbooks. These are structured in this way to enable better progression through the qualification.

As this is an adult learning course, you will need to be aged 19 or over. You will also need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in English/Literacy or equivalent, as the course requires you write your answers for assessment purposes. We can provide the opportunity to complete your Level 1 English course by following the link below:

English and Maths

We can also assess your English/Literacy level before you enrol for the Distance Learning course to see if you are currently working to this level. Please contact to request further information.

To assist in completion of this qualification, it may help to be working in, or have access to, the chosen sector. If you already have a higher-level qualification in this specialism, it may impact on your eligibility.

Distance Learning courses can be studied from home, work, or any location you wish.

They are designed for independent study, and you do not have to attend any sessions, however your assigned tutor will provide you with support and guidance throughout your course. To ensure that you keep on track and meet the deadlines it is suggested that you undertake 5-10 hours study per week.

Distance Learning course are studied from home, work, or any location you wish via our fully online learning platform.

This course is currently being subsidised by Boston College and is therefore FREE* of charge.

We do accept that sometimes there are exceptional circumstances that prohibit you from completing these courses. If you find yourself struggling with the qualification, our support staff will always try to help you find a workable resolution. However, if you are studying a free course and choose to withdraw, you may have to pay a non-completion fee of £85 to cover the administration costs, materials and registration fees.

*subject to eligibility.

You will be allocated your own study pack, (paper-based), and will be supported by a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will work through a series of tasks and activities to assist in gaining the qualification. There will be written assessments related to the content.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a better understanding of the subject, which may improve your career prospects. You could also progress onto other qualifications in this field, or further Distance Learning courses to continue your CPD.

Other Distance Learning courses that may be of interest are:

  • Level 2 Certificates in Awareness of Bullying in Children and Young People
  • Level 2 Certificates in Behaviour that Challenges in Children
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Other options for further study are:

  • Higher Education Qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Adult Learning Courses

How to Apply.

Applying for a course is easy, just click ‘Apply for this course’ below.

Alternatively for more information on this course, please call our Information Line on 01205 313218

You can download our course guide