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Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health - Level 2

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This qualification will increase your knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health, and could support progression on to further qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sector.

You will be provided with a dedicated assessor who will support and encourage you throughout your programme.

Course Overview

You will be allocated an assessor who will guide, mentor and support you through the qualification.

The course consists of the following units:

Unit 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.

Unit 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.

Unit 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.

Unit 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.

Progression Routes

This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities:

  • School/College Pastoral Support

  • Mental Health Worker

  • Crisis Helpline Volunteer

Additional education opportunities include:

  • Awareness of Mental Health Problems Level 2

  • Self-Harm and Suicide Awareness and Prevention Level 2

  • Access to HE Level 3

Entry Requirements

To study this course you must:

  • Have a basic understanding of mental health

  • Complete a satisfactory initial assessment in literacy skills

How to Apply

If you would like to enquire about or enrol onto this course, please click 'Enquire’ or ‘Enrol’ at the top of the page, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: B34285-A2A