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Course Info

Distance Learning
  • childcare
  • distancelearning
  • mentalhealth

Useful Information

  • Mode of study:

    Distance Learning

  • Level:


  • Duration:

    135 hours

  • Awarding/validation body:


Course Overview

This qualification will increase learners’ knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health, and could support progression on to further qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sector.

Upon completion of this children’s mental health training, learners could progress on to one of our other health and social care courses, such as the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health.

Course Highlights

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

In this unit you will learn about the concept of mental health and how society’s view of mental health has changed over time. You will also learn about the legislation in place to support children and young people’s mental health.

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

This unit will cover the risk factors that can affect children and young people’s mental health and how these can be mitigated. You will also look at how developmental changes and puberty can impact children and young people.

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

This unit will look at the behaviours displayed by children and young people that may indicate a mental health concern. You will look in more detail at common mental health conditions that affect children and young people.

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

In this unit, you will investigate the impact of mental health concerns on children, young people and others. You will look at the importance of diagnosis and the reasons why there may be a reluctance to seek a diagnosis.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Possibility of getting in a higher level distance learning course in a similar field.


Paper based learning materials with online assessment

Paper based learning materials and paper based assessment

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course; however, learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy or equivalent.

Our Level 1 and 2 distance learning courses are free if eligible for government funding if you meet the following criteria:

  • Must be aged 19 and over as of 31/08/19
  • If aged 19-23, you must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above (five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C/9-4, two or three AS Levels, one A Level, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2). If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.
  • A resident in the UK for the last 3 years
  • Not enrolled in any other distance learning course with us

How To Apply

Use the below link to apply for the above course.