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

Course overview

This qualification aims to develop a more detailed understanding of mental health conditions that affect children and young people, the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health, risk factors that may affect mental wellbeing and the impact that mental health concerns may have on young people and others.

Course duration

8-12 weeks

Delivery method



Level 2


£299 (Funding is available - eligibility criteria may apply)


Eligible for funding (eligibility criteria may apply). Please contact our team for advice on finance and funding options.

Suitable for

This course is suitable for students aged 14 and over. It is ideal for anyone who currently works in, or would like to work in, the education and health and social care sectors.

Learning outcomes

Following this course, candidates will have an understanding of children and young people's mental health in context and an awareness of factors that may affect children and young people's mental health. They will also have a knowledge of children and young people's mental health concerns and will know how to support those with them.

Course content

  • How society views mental health
  • Legislation in place to support children and young people's mental health
  • Risk factors that affect children and young people
  • Developmental changes in puberty
  • Behaviours displayed by children and young people
  • Mental health conditions
  • The impact of mental health concerns on children and young people
  • The importance of diagnosis
  • Person-centred support
  • How to promote mental health wellbeing, services and treatment involved with children and young people

Course requirements

Candidates will require the following equipment for distance learning:

  • PC or laptop with a microphone and speakers (a webcam is preferred but not essential)
  • Access to the internet and web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome)
  • An email account for file sharing

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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