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Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health (Level 2)

A free, nationally-accredited online qualification for Londoners


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Summary

Price
Free
Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
7 weeks
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Lifetime access
Qualification
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health (RQF)
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Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Overview

Protect and support young people’s mental health. Take a deep dive into the legislation that supports young people’s mental health and uncover strategies to promote and support their wellbeing. This course will walk you through the core concepts, behaviour patterns and support services that you need to know.

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  • This is a fully-funded course - for those aged 19+, whether you're unemployed, furloughed, or employed.
  • Nationally accredited qualification
  • Takes on average 5 - 10 weeks
  • Engaging online learning
  • Learn at your own pace
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Qualification

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health (RQF)
Regulated by Ofqual

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Description

This qualification aims to equip you with a more detailed understanding of mental health conditions that can affect children and young people, the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health, risk factors that can affect mental well-being and the impact that mental health concerns can potentially have on young people and others.

Course Length: On average, this course is completed within 5 – 10 weeks. But the more time you dedicate, the sooner you can complete it. The pace of the learning is up to you.

Free Course for: Anyone aged 19 or over who is unemployed and has been living in the European Union for the last 3 years

Certified Awarding Body: NCFE

Course Content:

1. Understand children and young people’s mental health in context

In this unit, you will learn about the concept of mental health and how society’s view of mental health has changed over time. You will also learn about the legislation in place to support children and young people’s mental health.

2. Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health

This unit will cover the risk factors that can affect children and young people’s mental health and how these can be mitigated. You will also look at how developmental changes and puberty can impact children and young people.

3. Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns

This unit will look at the behaviours displayed by children and young people that may indicate a mental health concern. You will look in more detail at common mental health conditions that affect children and young people.

4. Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns

In this unit, you will investigate the impact of mental health concerns on children, young people and others. You will look at the importance of diagnosis and the reasons why there may be a reluctance to seek a diagnosis.

5. Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns

In this fifth and final unit, you will explore person-centred approaches to supporting children and young people with mental health concerns, how to promote mental well-being in children and young people, and the services and treatment involved with children and young people’s mental health.

Who is this course for?

This qualification is 100% government funded if:

  • Are unemployed in receipt of benefit (Subject to eligibility)
  • On the 31st of August 2019, you were aged 19 or over
  • You currently live in Greater London
  • You have lived in the European Union for the last 3 years (unless you have have been given a special Visa/Residence permits that gives you the permanent right to remain)
  • Can provide Identifications and relevant documentation as required
  • If on the 31st of August 2019, you were aged between 19-23, you need to have gained a full level 2 qualification

Career path

School Counsellor

Mental Health Worker

Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner

Social Worker

Youth Worker

Primary School Teacher

Secondary School Teacher

Special Educational Needs Teacher

Teaching Assistant

Learning Mentor

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What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

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