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Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health - Level 2 (non-London residents)

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This qualification is 100% government funded if:

  • You were born before the 31st August 2002
  • You...
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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  • 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 - Anyone aged 19 or over who has been living in the European Union for the last 3 years (eligibility applies)
  • 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 in receipt of benefits) 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 course is ideal for anyone who is currently working or looking to work in the education, health or social care sectors.

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 must currently live in England. However, anyone living in the following areas is not eligible for funding: London, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands and West of England
  • 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

Requirements

- Access to PC/laptop

- Must be able to commit to at least 3 hours of learning per day

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’?

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An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.