Understanding children and Young People’s Mental Health - Level 2 (Part-Time)

Level 2 – GCSE or BTEC or NVQ Level 2 Equivalent

Subject Area Health and Care

School Health, Childcare, Business and Science

Attendance Distance Learning

Overview

The purpose of this qualification is to increase learner’s knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health.

This course runs on the following dates:



Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk for more information.
Duration: 12 Weeks
Venue: Distance Learning

Who the course is for

This qualification is suitable for anyone looking to gain a better understanding of mental health in children and young people. The qualification will also help to increase opportunities of finding work in the sector.

Qualification Gained

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health.

How to Apply

Online

Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

Telephone

Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

In order to achieve this qualification, learners must successfully complete 5 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.

By completing the qualification, learners will develop knowledge of:

• 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.
 

Learning Methods

You will be allocated your own study pack and have a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate your knowledge.

Assessment Methods

All units will be individually and internally assessed through written feedback online for each individual unit.

Progression Opportunities

By successfully completing this course, students may be able to progress onto further distance learning courses or courses in college.
Other distance learning opportunities include:
 

Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health.
Level 3 Award in the Awareness of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.
Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People's Workforce (England).
Level 3 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Supporting Teaching and Learning.

Career Opportunities

This qualification can help you to progress into  employment within the health and care sector. This is also an excellent CPD opportunity for those currently working with Children and young people with mental health needs.

Entry Requirements

Learners should be at least 19 years of age. We do not set any other entry requirements.


Learners do not need to be working or
undertaking practical placements to take this
qualification.

 

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Reception
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

This is part of a cohort of free courses however you are only able to complete one course at a time. Only after you have completed the course you have enrolled and you have received your certificate, may you enrol onto another course.

Additional Course Costs

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.