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Course Code
Course Title
Level 2
16 weeks
Entry Requirements
Start Date
August 2020
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Is this course right for me?

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 well-being 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.

Course Overview

By completing the qualification, learners will develop knowledge of: Understand Factors Which May Affect Children and Young People’s Mental Health Understand Children and Young People’s Mental Health Concerns Understand the Impact of Children and Young People’s Mental Health Concerns Understand how to Support Children and Young People with Mental Health Concerns

What options are there after completing this course?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to: Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health Level 3 Award in the Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (England) Level 3 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning

Additional information

The course is designed to be completed in 12 weeks, approximatley 4 hours per week will be required to complete all units. If you can commit to more, the qualification can be completed more quickly. If you're 19+ and have lived in the EU for the past 3 years, your course/s will be free - you just need to complete it/them within 12 weeks or pay a £100 fee if you don’t. The funding for this course comes from the Education and Skills Funding Agency. We can claim this on your behalf if you live in England, except for those living in Greater London or any of the other devolved authorities (Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, West of England, West Midlands, the Tees Valley and Cambridge & Peterborough), in which case you should find a College nearer to home to provide your course.

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