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

Attendance Distance Learning


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


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


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


Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


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.