Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This qualification aims to increase your knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health. By completing the qualification, you 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.

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

  • Section 1 Understand the concept of mental health
  • Section 2 Know the legislation and guidance that applies to children and young people’s mental health
  • Section 3 Understand how society views mental health

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

  • Section 1 Understand risk factors which may affect the mental well-being of children and young people
  • Section 2 Understand the potential effects of puberty and developmental changes on the mental health of children and young people
  • Section 3 Understand how abuse or bullying may affect the mental health of a child or young person

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

  • Section 1 Understand behaviour that is associated with mental health concerns in children and young people
  • Section 2 Understand stress and anxiety in children and young people
  • Section 3 Understand depression in children and young people
  • Section 4 Know about specific mental health conditions that children and young people may experience

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

  • Section 1 Understand the impact mental health concerns can have on children and young people
  • Section 2 Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health problems on others
  • Section 3 Understand the importance of being diagnosed with a mental health problem

Unit 5 – Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns

  • Section 1 Understand person-centred approaches to supporting children and young people with mental health concerns
  • Section 2 Understand how to promote mental well-being in children and young people
  • Section 3 Understand services and treatment involved with children and young people’s mental health

Assessment Methods

Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning. A certificate will be awareded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

Course Summary

Course Title Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health Level 2
Entry Requirements

Eligibility for FREE Level 2 Distance Learning courses:



  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/19

  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years

  • Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of
    Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley
    and the West Midlands.

  • Must have a full Level 2 qualification or above in any subject (i.e QCF
    Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three AS Levels, CSE
    grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ Intermediate, First
    Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of Learning Level
    2).


or



  • Unemployed and claiming benefits, and using the qualification to obtain
    work.


An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from the
course

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Spotlight

‘The course provided me with the opportunity to understand my son’s condition and how best to support him and other individuals with disabilities that I work with’

- Rebecca, Understanding Autism, Level 2 Distance Learning

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