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Level 2 Certificate Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health

Subject Area


Student Type


Study Mode

Distance Learning

Course Type

Adult Further Education

What is the course about?

This qualification is designed to increase your awareness and understanding of mental health in children and young people and introduce you to the factors that affect mental health at different stages of development. You will learn about the behaviours that may indicate concerns or conditions and explore the support that is available to children and young people, including services and treatments

Why should I choose the course?

Around one in ten children and young people are affected by mental health problems, so it’s vital that the people working with them have a good understanding of mental health. If you want to learn about mental health issues to support the children and young people that you work with, or those you care for in your own life, this course is perfect for you. This online course will teach you about supporting the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children and young people. You will learn about the issues faced by children and young people, including depression, anxiety, and conduct disorder. The course will also cover factors that affect their mental health, and the impact mental health problems can have on them and their lives.

What will I learn?

The course will introduce you to a range of modules, including:

  • Understanding children and young people’s mental health in context
  • Understanding factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
  • Understanding children and young people’s mental health concerns
  • Understanding the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
  • Understanding how to support children and young people with mental health concerns.

What will the course lead on to?

If you are already employed within this sector or hope to be in the future, this course will boost your skills and make a valuable addition to your CV. If you wish to study further, we have a range of relevant qualifications across this subject area, which can be viewed on our website. For more information, contact our Learner Services Team on 01925 494400 or

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Warrington & Vale Royal College has been rated as a good college in the latest Ofsted inspection. It has an excellent reputation for vocational courses and responds to specific business needs when requested. The tutors at Warrington & Vale Royal College are highly experienced in their fields and have a great deal of industry knowledge to impart. Our distance learning courses are delivered entirely online, allowing you to benefit from expert teaching in the comfort of your own home.

What are the entry requirements?

You should have access and be able to use online learning platforms and be able to cope with level 2 literacy.

If you are aged 19-23 you must hold a full level 2 qualification.

If you are currently undertaking an apprenticeship programme you will be exempt from enrolling on this course.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

There are no specific extra costs apart from access to IT and the internet, as well as any books/stationery you wish to purchase yourself.

Careers Information

Course options

Start Any Time

20 Weeks
Class Times
Distance Learning
In your own time
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee
Contact College

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

Fees Information
This course is FREE*. If you fail to complete the course you will be charged £100 to cover the cost of registration. For residents of Greater Manchester Combined Authority the fee for this course is £362. *Ts&Cs apply.

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