Ideal for anyone working or wanting to work with children and young people 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.
By completing the qualification, learners will develop knowledge of:
• children and young people’s mental health in context
• mental health problems commonly associated with children and young people
• the impact of mental ill-health on children and young people
• support available to maintain mental wellbeing in children and young people
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 mean you can easily fit your studies into your existing lifestyle.
The qualification number for this course is 603/2813/7.
The course is split into 5 units, each of which will be assessed individually.
Unit 1 (H/616/8100) - Understand children and young people’s mental health in context
Unit 2 (K/616/8101) - Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
Unit 3 (M/616/8102) - Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns
Unit 4 (T/616/8103) - Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
Unit 5 (A/616/8104) - Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns
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.
CACHE became part of NCFE in 2015.
CACHE (the Council of Awards in Care, Health and Education) are the UK's leading awarding organisation for the childcare and social care sectors, and are part of the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) which ensures the highest level quality courses and industry recognised qualifications.
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 student support
Assignment marking and feedback
FREE CV writing service
FREE access to the CACHE Alumni for a year after completion
Comprehensive study guide*
Exclusive Open Study College Pen*
Student study planner*
Three colour highlighter*
* 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!
We offer a course replacement service which ensures that, if your course pack is lost or damaged throughout the duration of your studies, we can issue you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee. This is available by calling our Student Support team on 03300 563100.
For further information please contact us.