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

Are you interested in increasing your knowledge of children’s mental health? Courses online, such as this one, allow you to develop your knowledge at your own pace, and in your own home. This qualification aims to equip you with a more detailed understanding of mental health conditions that affect children and young people, the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health, risk factors that may affect mental well-being and the impact that mental health concerns may have on young people and others.


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Unit 1: Understand children and young people’s mental health in context

In this unit, you will learn about the concept of mental health and how society’s view of mental health has changed over time. You will also learn about the legislation in place to support children and young people’s mental health.

Unit 2: Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health

This unit will cover the risk factors that can affect children and young people’s mental health and how these can be mitigated. You will also look at how developmental changes and puberty can impact children and young people.

Unit 3: Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns

This unit will look at the behaviours displayed by children and young people that may indicate a mental health concern. You will look in more detail at common mental health conditions that affect children and young people.

Unit 4: Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns

In this unit, you will investigate the impact of mental health concerns on children, young people and others. You will look at the importance of diagnosis and the reasons why there may be a reluctance to seek a diagnosis.

Unit 5: Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns

In this fifth and final unit, you will explore person-centred approaches to supporting children and young people with mental health concerns, how to promote mental well-being in children and young people, and the services and treatment involved with children and young people’s mental health.

The benefits of this course include:

  • Achieve a nationally recognised level 2 qualification
  • Increased understanding of children’s mental health
  • Courses online, such as this one, allow you to learn from your own home, in your own time
  • Access to award-winning learning and assessment materials
  • Subject specialist support from a Tutor and access to a Learner Support Advisor for everyday queries
  • Funding available – speak to one of our team for more information and to see if you are eligible.

This qualification could assist you in gaining the following employment opportunities and potential salaries:

School Counsellor – up to £30,000 per annum.

Mental Health Worker – up to £27,000 per annum.

Key Information

Course Length 8-12 weeks
average course length
Awarding Body TQUK
Course Level Level 2
Funding Fully Funded
Learning Method(s)

Paper based
learning materials
with online assessment

Paper based
learning materials and
paper based assessment








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Most recent customer reviews

Ann Marie Finnerty

1 month ago

"Being able to understand mental health in depth."

Ann Marie wanted to get a better understanding of mental health so decided to study our Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems course.

'As mental health is a big part of my family and work life.'
'Being able to understand mental health in depth.'
'It has been so easy to discuss and learn whilst I am at work.'

Karen Jones

1 month ago

"Been a pleasure to do."

'Karen chose to study this course to enhance her current knowledge around children and young people's mental health.'

I chose to study this course for personal reasons.'
'I wanted to understand more about mental health in children and young people.'
'Been a pleasure to do and to have help when needed.'

Tracy George

1 month ago

"I didn't quite know what I was signing up for at the time, but I’m glad I took the chance."

Tracy began studying the Level 2 Certificate in Children and Young People's Mental Health course along with other staff members within the school she works at. Since completing the course, Tracy has become more aware of what problems children may be dealing with and strategies of how to help support them if they are struggling.

'I was offered the chance to study the course, along with all staff members within the school. I didn't quite know what I was signing up for at the time, but I’m glad I took the chance.'
'The course gives you an insight into what some children are going through in their lives and how you can make a difference to how they feel about themselves and their lives.'
'The course is now making me question some of the things that the children say and do. Once set up, I found that email contact was quick and helpful.'

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