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


Course Content

One in ten children have a diagnosable mental health condition, and 75% of mental health problems have begun by the age of 24. Mental ill health can affect a young person in every area of their life, including family, school, friendships, the workplace and the wider world. Mental ill health can be worsened by negative stereotypes and stigma from the media who portray mental illness as shameful and dangerous.

This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of mental health conditions including depression and anxiety, the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health, risk factors that may affect mental well-being and how to build resilience against these, and the impact mental health concerns may have on young people and others.

This course is ideal for learners who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of children and young people’s mental health. This qualification supports progression onto further mental health qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sector.

This course is split into four manageable units:

Unit 1: Understand the principles of mental health concerns in the context of children and young people

Unit 2: Legislation and best practice relating to children and young people’s mental health

Unit 3: Living with childhood mental health conditions

Unit 4: Understand how to minimise the risk of mental health concerns in children and young people

Unit 5: Understand causes and diagnosis of mental health concerns in children and young people

  • Courses are delivered via distance learning, allowing learners to choose when and where to study
  • Increase your awareness of children’s mental health and be able to better support children and young people with mental health issues
  • Engaging and interactive activities that stretch learners’ thinking and help put their new, extended knowledge into practice
  • Study will develop learners’ knowledge, skills and confidence to enhance their future work and life.

Course Outcomes

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Create a long-standing career pathway within the childcare sector

Progression

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Create a long-standing career pathway within the childcare sector

Entry Requirements

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 or above.

Assessment

Equipment

Laptop or computer.