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Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Course Code: CYPMH
  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Part-time, Short course
  • Time of day: Flexible
  • When you'll study: The course is delivered online so you can study at a time that suits you.

What's it all about?

Around one in ten children and young people are affected by mental health problems, so it’s important that people working with them have a good understanding of mental health. If you want to learn about mental health issues to support children and young people that you work with, or those you care for in your own life, this level 2 course is perfect for you. Our fully online course will teach you about supporting children and young people’s mental health and emotional well-being. You will learn about issues facing children and young people like depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, as well as factors that affect their mental health and the impact mental health problems can have on them and their lives.


IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Please note that the start dates shown for this course are for guidance only. You will start your course as soon as you have enrolled. 
  • This course is free, however if you do not complete it within an agreed timeline you will be required to pay a fee of £99.

Course information

The course includes the following units:

  • unit 1 – understand children and young people’s mental health in context
  • unit 2 – understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
  • unit 3 – understand children and young people’s mental health concerns
  • unit 4 – understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
  • unit 5 – understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns.

Please note that this course is only available to those 19 years old or over.

There are no other specific entry requirements for this course.

You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence.

This course will give you the skills to gain employment in the care industry, and is also an excellent qualification for those wishing to upskill. You may progress to a range of care courses at the College. https://www.cityplym.ac.uk/subject-areas/childcare-health-social-care/

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Child and Early Years Officers

£31,693.18

Potential salary

£10,310.80

Entry level salary

£22,272.12

Average salary

11

Annual openings in Plymouth

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