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


Ideal for anyone working or wanting to work with children and young people.

Course duration

Up to 12 months.

Course outcome

You will receive your NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


Tutor-marked assignments.

Study Options

Course Options

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Course code: OSC1335
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Course overview

  • Mental health problems commonly associated with children and young people
  • Children and young people’s mental health in context
  • The impact of mental ill-health on children and young people
  • Support available to maintain mental wellbeing in children and young people
  • FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for 2 years when you enrol on your course

This course looks at the causes, symptoms and impacts of mental health problems and issues, and how to identify and tackle them. With increasing pressures on young people from the media, celebrity and online channels more and more children are at risk of experiencing negative mental health.

Work through the course at your own pace, and submit assessments online to your personal tutor, who will grade and return them. No work experience is needed alongside this course, and the flexible nature of distance learning and unlimited personal tutor support by email means you can easily fit your studies into your existing lifestyle.

Course content

  • Understand the concept of mental health
  • Know the legislation and guidance that applies to children’s and young people’s mental health
  • Understand how society views mental health

  • Understand risk factors which may affect the mental well-being of children and young people
  • Understand the potential effects of puberty and developmental changes on the mental health of children and young people
  • Understand how abuse or bullying may affect the mental health of a child or young person

  • Understand behaviour that is associated with mental health concerns in children and young people.
  • Understand stress and anxiety in children and young people.
  • Understand depression in children and young people.
  • Know about specific mental health conditions that children and young people may experience.

  • Understand the impact mental health concerns can have on children and young people
  • Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health problems on others
  • Understand the importance of being diagnosed with a mental health problem

  • Understand person centred approaches to supporting children and young people with mental health concerns
  • Understand how to promote mental wellbeing in children and young people
  • Understand services and treatment involved with children and young people’s mental health

Awarding Body

NCFE is a leading provider of vocational and technical courses as well as an educational charity. With over 170 years of experience in providing an outstanding education experience, NCFE work with industry experts to create smarter solutions to the greatest learning needs.

They are one of the largest technical and vocational awarding bodies in the United Kingdom and their qualifications are awarded to thousands of people each year.

In 2015, CACHE (The Council for Awards in Care, Health, and Education) became a part of NCFE.

Extra Information

Each unit of study culminates in a written learning assessment in which the student will demonstrate their understanding of the topics covered. Assessments should be submitted to the course tutor by email. They will then be graded and returned. All 5-unit assessments must be passed in order to complete the course.

Students have 12 months from date of enrolment to complete the course. Enjoy the freedom to study at your own pace, learning in a way that suits your lifestyle.

This course is offered on a distance learning basis, with all course materials provided to you in your choice of online or print versions. You’ll receive full and unlimited support from your personal tutor, who is available to answer any questions you may have. They will also grade your assessments, which can be submitted online.

Upon successful completion of the course you will achieve an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health.


You will need to be at least 16 years of age to enrol onto this course.

You may start at any time and have one year from enrolment to complete all study units and assessments.

  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated learner services
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV critique service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • FREE XO Student Discounts membership
  • FREE CACHE Alumni Membership for 2 years
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student notebook

* Not included with the online study option

No. As this is a knowledge-based qualification, there is no work experience element required in order to pass.

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

It's not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Learner Services Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

That's not a problem. We want to make sure you're 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our team of education specialists a call on 03300 563 100 and they'll do their best to help.

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