NCFE CACHE Level Two Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health (Distance Learning)

One in ten children have a diagnosable mental health condition, and 75% of mental health problems have begun by the age of 24. Mental ill health can affect a young person in every area of their life, including family, school, friendships, the workplace and the wider world.
Mental ill health can be worsened by negative stereotypes and stigma from the media who portray mental illness as shameful and dangerous.
This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of mental health conditions including depression and anxiety, the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health, risk factors that may affect mental well-being and how to build resilience against these, and the impact mental health concerns may have on young people and others.

What will I study?

Unit 1: Understand Children and Young People’s Mental Health in Context
Unit 2: Understand Factors which may affect Children and Young People’s Mental Health
Unit 3: Understand Children and Young People’s Mental Health Concerns
Unit 4: Understand the Impact of Children and Young People’s Mental Health Concerns
Unit 5: Understand how to Support Children and Young People with Mental Health Concerns.

How will I be assessed?

Available as a paper based course or paper based with online assessment.

How will the course be delivered?

Studying via distance learning means you can choose when and where you study. We ensure you get all the support you need throughout your course in the form of a personal tutor and a Learner Support Advisor.

Entry requirements

This course is ideal for learners who want to increase their knowledge and understanding of children and young people’s mental health. This  qualification supports progression onto further mental health qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sector.

What next?

  • Gain a nationally recognised qualification
  • Establish a long-standing career pathway within the health and social care sector
  • This course is delivered via distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where you study
  • Study will enhance both your personal skills and professional development
  • Personal Tutors are assigned to you to ensure you have the support needed to succeed.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2018 Autumn Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide