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What's Involved

This is a 12 week course for adults with continuous start dates throughout the year. With guidance and support you'll work online towards achieving a recognised Level 2 qualification, and receive your certificate on completion. Please apply or contact us for further information.

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.

What you will learn:

  • Understand the concept of mental health;
  • Understand risk factors which may affect the mental well-being of children and young people;
  • Know about specific mental health conditions that children and young people may experience;
  • Understand the impact mental health concerns can have on children and young people;
  • Understand how to promote mental well-being in children and young people.

Entry Requirements

Eligibility criteria:

  • Age 19+
  • Lived in the EU for 3 years.

Where will it take me?

Learner Benefits:

  • Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification;
  • Furthers personal and professional development;
  • No need to formally attend a college;
  • Receive a set of high-quality learner support materials;
  • Receive support from a dedicated team of tutors/assessors.

Business Benefits:

  • No disruption to day-to-day activities, as learning is flexible;
  • Increase understanding of risk factors which may affect the mental well-being of children and young people;
  • Evidence of competency for external stakeholders;
  • Allows employees to gain relevant skills, knowledge and understanding.

Course Assessment Method

Course Content:

  • Unit 1 – Understand Children and Young People’s Mental Health in Context;
  • Unit 2 – Understand Factors which may Affect Children and Young People’s Mental Health;
  • Unit 3 – Understand Children and Young People’s Mental Health Concerns;
  • Unit 4 – Understand the Impact of Children and Young People’s Mental Health Concerns;
  • Unit 5 – Understand how to Support Children and Young People with Mental Health Concerns.

As part of your registration process for online learning you will have to attend a short induction to provide evidence of your eligibility. You will not have to attend an interview.

Where and When


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Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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