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

Course Overview

The duration of this course is 16-20 weeks. Guided learning hours are 8-10 hours per week dependent upon knowledge of the subject.

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

Assessment are due at the end of each unit.  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 postal code outside of
    Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley,
    the West Midlands,
    WECA (West of England Combined Authority)
    and the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA).

  • If aged 19-23, must hold 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 Certificate or Principle of Learning Level 2).

  • If aged 24+ no qualifications are required.

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

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I’ve thoroughly enjoyed studying my Level 2 Distance Learning course. It has enabled me to learn different skills, refresh my current knowledge and the support and feedback from my tutor was outstanding. I can’t wait to enrol onto my next course with Bridgwater & Taunton College!

Heather, IT User Skills Level 2 Distance Learning

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