Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

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Delivery Method

Breakdown of Hours

On demand - learners are expected to study 5hrs per week for 12-16 weeks.

Course Length

12 weeks.

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  • Course Overview

    The purpose of this qualification is to increase learners’ knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health. By completing the qualification, learners will develop knowledge of:

    • Children and young people’s mental health in context.
    • Mental health problems commonly associated with children and young people.
    • The impact of mental ill-health on children and young people.
    • Support available to maintain mental well-being in children and young people.
    • You must live in the UK to apply for this course.


    Learners must achieve all 5 mandatory units

    Mandatory units:

    • Unit 01 – Understand children and young people’s mental health in context.
    • Unit 02 – Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health.
    • Unit 03 – Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns.
    • Unit 04 – Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns.
    • Unit 05 – Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns.
  • Who is this course for?

    This qualification is suitable for anyone looking to increase their knowledge of children and young people's mental health both in their personal and professional life.

  • Course Benefits
    • You will gain a nationally recognised qualification accredited by NCFE and accepted by sector employers.
    • This course will provide you with an introduction to knowledge and awareness of Children and Young People's Mental Health to support you professionally or personally, particularly important following the recent pandemic.
    • Flexible methods of delivery, which enable you to work around other commitments.
    • Highly qualified and sector-experienced tutors.
    • LLCs provision has been rated "Good" by Ofsted.
  • Entry Requirements
    • You must live in the UK to apply for this course.
    • There are no specific sector-recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they've already achieved a Level 1 qualification.
    • Learners should be working at Level 1 for English and Entry Level 3 for Maths.
  • Assessment Methods

    As this is a qualification that is delivered entirely online, the assessments will be through our online platform. Each unit has an assessment that will be marked by your tutor, with feedback given as required.

  • Qualifications

    Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health.

  • Career Opportunities and Further Study

    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.
  • Location

    LLC Online Learning is a way of accessing qualifications and courses, fully supported by a personal tutor, but without attending lessons in a classroom setting.

    This means you can complete your studies in the comfort of your own home, giving you the opportunity to recap on your studies as often as you need to.

  • Price and Funding

    This course could be fully funded subject to eligibility criteria.

    If you wish to pay for this course the commercial price is £811 and you can do it in instalments.

    To be eligible for full funding, you must meet the following criteria:

    • Must be aged 19 or over.
    • Must not have previously completed this course.
    • Must have been living in the EU for the last 3 years.
    • Must live in England.

    If you are working you may also be eligible for part funding or choose to pay for your course. Y

    ou will be advised regarding your funding eligibility by an LLC Recruitment Advisor.

  • Age Requirements

    19 or over.

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