Who is the course for?
This course is for students who would like to increase their knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health.
What are the aims of the course? The aim of this qualification is to increase the learner’s knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health. By completing the qualification, learners will develop knowledge of mental health in children and young people which would support progression onto further qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sectors.
What topics will I be covering? Throughout the course, learners will learn about:
• Children and young people’s mental health in context
• Mental health problems commonly associated with children and young people
• The impact of mental ill-health on children and young people
• Support available to maintain mental wellbeing in children and young people.
This course consists of 5 mandatory units:
• Unit 01 Understand children and young people’s mental health in context
• Unit 02 Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
• Unit 03 Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns
• Unit 04 Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
• Unit 05 Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns
Students must obtain a pass grade or above in each unit in order to gain the certificate. As this is a knowledge based qualification there is no mandatory work experience or placements.
Do I need any previous knowledge or entry qualifications? There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. Learners should be at least 16 years old