Distance Learning - Children & Young People's Mental Health (Level 2 Certificate) 2023-24

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Distance Learning - Children & Young People's Mental Health (Level 2 Certificate) 2023-24

*In many cases courses are FREE subject to age, household income and/or prior attainment. Please read our Course Fees & Funding page.
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Course overview

Around 1 in 10 children and young people are affected by mental health problems, so it’s important that people working with them have a good understanding of mental health. If you want to learn about mental health issues to support children and young people that you work with, or those you care for in your own life, this 15 week level 2 course is perfect for you. Our fully online course will teach you about supporting children and young people’s mental health and emotional well-being. You will learn about issues facing children and young people like depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, as well as factors that affect their mental health and the impact mental health problems can have on them and their lives.

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Topics

The following units will be covered to introduce you to understand mental health in children & young people

• Children and young people’s mental health in context
• Factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
• The impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
• Children and young people’s mental health concerns
• How to support children and young people with mental health concerns

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Further study options after this course

Our 15 week Level 2 Course in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health will give you the kick-start you need to get into careers in Childcare, or Health and Social Care. This would be particularly useful for job roles such as;

Health Play Specialist (£20,329 to £31,533)
Teaching Assistant (£11,500 to £23,000)
Social Work Assistant (£12,500 to £25,000)

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Entry requirements

Please see the distance learning introductory page to check your eligibility: https://edc.ac.uk/study/distance-learning

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How is this course assessed?

• you can complete your course online, by paper or online with paper resources
• we'll process your enrolment, and a tutor will be assigned to support you through your course, their contact details are in the joining instruction email
• an email containing your joining instructions will be sent, this email will contain your start and end date, submission dates. If completing online you will be advised of the weblink and your unique username for you to log into the e-assessor portal. If completing by paper you will still receive a joining instruction email and your paper resources will be posted out to you.
• if you need any guidance on your course content please contact your tutor direct.
• you will receive text reminders throughout your course
• your feedback from your tutor will either be online via e-assessor (located in my portfolio) or via email if completing by paper.

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When does the course start?

The course starts when you have received your joining instruction email containing your start, submission target dates and tutor contact details.

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Length of course

You have 15 weeks from enrolling to complete your course, this duration includes tutor feedback, internal verification and processing and your first full assessment is due within 6 weeks of your start date.

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How to apply

To apply online for this course, please click on the 'Apply' button at the top/bottom of this page.

Alternatively, if you need assistance with your application or you would like to apply over the phone or using a paper-based application form, please call Student Services on 0191 743 0149.

If you're not quite ready to apply for this course and would like some more information or to speak to a member of staff then please click on the 'Enquire' button at the top/bottom of this page.

Distance Learning - Children & Young People's Mental Health (Level 2 Certificate) 2023-24

*In many cases courses are FREE subject to age, household income and/or prior attainment. Please read our Course Fees & Funding page.