Understanding Children and Young People

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Course Overview

Mental health problems affect 1 in 10 children and young people. Issues include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder. This qualification is ideal if you work with young people and would like a better understanding of the complexity’s and impact of mental ill health. You will explore the risk factors involved and how to support a young person experiencing mental ill health.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

The qualification consists of the following 5 units.

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

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (19+): £0.00

Additional Costs

The level 2 distance learning courses are funded which is great news. The only criteria is that you are over 19, have lived in the EU for the past 3 years and currently live in England.


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

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What Happens Next

Apply online via the College website. You will then be invited to enrol for your chosen course of study. You can apply at any point throughout the year and start the course when you like.

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