Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

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Nationally AccreditedPayment PlanTakes on average 5 – 12 weeks

Engaging Online LearningExpert 1-to-1 supportLevel 2 qualification


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 sector.

This course will help you to understand the factors affecting mental health and a range of common conditions experienced by children and young people. You will learn about the issues facing children and young people such as depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, as well as external factors that affect their mental health and how you can best support them in their everyday lives.

Fully recognised RQF qualification. 

Qualification:  Level 2 
Support: 3 Months support included 
Start Date: Anytime – We enrol 365 days a year 
RQF Specification
Accredited: TQUK
Experience: Not Required
Placement: Not Required

Cost: £401.00

Funding Available: No

Payment Plan: Yes – 3 Monthly Payment Plan (Please mention on enquire form, if choosing this option).


Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Course Length and Timescale

Length of programme: 12 Weeks
Total qualification time: 135 Hours

Please note these are average and estimated figures and may not be a true representative for all individuals.

Course Units:

Core units for this online qualification include:

  • Legislation and Best Practice Relating to Children and Young People’s Mental Health
  • Living with Childhood Mental Health Conditions
  • Understand Causes and Diagnosis of Mental Health Concerns in Children and Young people
  • Understand How to Minimise the Risk of Mental Health Concerns in Children and Young people
  • Understand the Principles of Mental Health Concerns in the Context of Children and Young People.

This qualification aims to equip you with a more detailed understanding of mental health conditions that can affect children and young people, the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health, risk factors that can affect mental well-being and the impact that mental health concerns can potentially have on young people and others.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand how family problems, societal pressures and developmental changes can affect a child or young person’s mental health
  • Identify situations where a child or young person’s behaviours may raise concerns about their mental health 
  • Know the impacts that mental health concerns can have the lives of children and young people, as well as their families
  • Understand the importance of diagnosing mental health problems and why young people might be reluctant to seek a diagnosis 
  • Take a person-centred approach to empowering children and young people and promoting their mental wellbeing

Course Length: This course can typically be completed within 5 – 10 weeks, depending on your time availability.

If you spend this much time per week…Then you’ll complete your qualification in…
24 hours5 weeks
15 hours8 weeks
12 hours10 weeks
10 hours12 weeks

We have coursework submission milestones in place to ensure you’re on track to complete your qualification within a maximum 12 weeks.

Qualification: Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health (RQF) 

Certified Awarding Body: TQUK

Additional Information

All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, you will need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning.

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