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Understanding Mental Health in the Early Years

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

What's it all about?

This qualification is designed for those who wish to understand mental health in young children in the early years (from birth to five years of age) and the role of the Early Years Practitioner to support children’s mental health and wellbeing. 

By completing the qualification, you will develop knowledge which would support progression to further qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sectors.

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

Through this course you will undertake the following mandatory units:

  • understanding mental health for young children in the early years 

  • understanding the significance of attachment and adverse childhood experiences for young children in the early years 

  • understanding the role of the Early Years Practitioner supporting mental health and wellbeing for young children in the early years.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

This qualification is internally assessed with an external quality-assured portfolio of evidence.

Upon successful completion, you may progress to the following courses:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in the Health Sector 

  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health 

  • Level 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector 

  • Apprenticeships in Health and 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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