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


Subject Health and Social Care

Type Distance Learning

Qualification Level 2

Description

This qualification aims to increase learner’s knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health. By completing this qualification, learners will develop knowledge of mental health in children and young people which would support progression onto further qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sectors.

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

  • Section 1 Understand the concept of mental health
  • Section 2 Know the legislation and guidance that applies to children and young people’s mental health
  • Section 3 Understand how society views mental health

Unit 2 – Understand factors, which may affect children and young people’s mental health

  • Section 1 Understand risk factors which may affect the mental well-being of children and young people
  • Section 2 Understand the potential effects of puberty and developmental changes on the mental health of children and young people
  • Section 3 Understand how abuse or bullying may affect the mental health of a child or young person

Unit 3 – Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns

  • Section 1 Understand behaviour that is associated with mental health concerns in children and young people
  • Section 2 Understand stress and anxiety in children and young people
  • Section 3 Understand depression in children and young people
  • Section 4 Know about specific mental health conditions that children and young people may experience

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

  • Section 1 Understand the impact mental health concerns can have on children and young people
  • Section 2 Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health problems on others
  • Section 3 Understand the importance of being diagnosed with a mental health problem

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

  • Section 1 Understand person-centred approaches to supporting children and young people with mental health concerns
  • Section 2 Understand how to promote mental well-being in children and young people
  • Section 3 Understand services and treatment involved with children and young people’s mental health

Course Delivery
Online or Paper based, 16 weeks.

Teaching and Assessment
Assessments are due at the end of each unit. Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning. A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

Entry Requirements
You will need to be over the age of 19 and been resident in the EU for at least 3 years. Learners must be educated up to Level 2 standard.


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