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

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Level 2 Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Supporting children and young people with mental health struggles is extremely important for anyone working in education. This Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health course is designed to help learners identify mental health concerns and then help individuals overcome these and lead more fulfilled childhoods.

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

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About this Level 2 Children and Young People’s Mental Health Course

Perfect for people working in education as well as counsellors, the Children and Young People’s Mental Health course delivers an understanding of mental health issues common in young people and how to address these. Over the 5 units you will learn about the impact that mental health issues can have on children and methods to support individuals through concerning times into adulthood.

For further information, go to: http://www.cache.org.uk. Qualification Code 603/2813/7.

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Study Time: 156 hours
Enrolment length: 12 months
Course Format: Online
Entry Requirements: Learners must be 16 years or over.

Upon completion of this qualification, students are awarded a CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health certificate and an OLC Certificate. All certification fees are included in your course fees. This qualification is suitable for a range of different career paths in settings such as:

  • School counsellor
  • Young people’s support worker
  • Children’s support worker

Method

All of our students are given access to our online campus through their own personal login and password. Once logged in you can access your course materials, lessons, resources and assignments in your own time. Assignments are uploaded through your account and the process is easy intuitive. Our online campus includes:

  • 24/7/365 access to all of your course materials- all lessons, assignments and resources are available from the moment you enrol
  • Instant access to your course after you enrol- start studying immediately!
  • Integrated chat and messaging systems so that you can contact your tutor
  • Online assignment uploads to save time in returning marks and feedback.
  • Links to further resources and information available on courses
  • Self-led learning on all courses- study in your own time and work through your assignments at your own pace
  • Safe e-portfolio of your work is kept under lock and key on our secure servers
  • Progress bar to show the work you have completed and how many tasks you still have to complete on your course
  • Detailed help centre with step-by-step instructions on getting the most from your course and how to upload assignments and contact your tutor

Qualification

This is a knowledge only qualification. Experience in the real work environment is not required and the entire course is completed online. Please note that this is a knowledge only Level 2 qualification and does not require any practical assessments.

This course requires students to pass 5 tutor marked assignments. The qualification can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.

Assessments

To pass this course learners must pass 5 assignments. These are completed after navigating through the corresponding lessons and writing your answers to assignment questions. Once these have been read and marked by your personal tutor, feedback and marks are provided to students which contain helpful tips to improve work in future assignments.

Enrolment Length

All of our courses are allocated plenty of time for students to complete their studies and all materials are self-led so that you can complete the course at your own pace. Should you require additional time on one of our courses you can extend your enrolment by 30 days for an additional fee of £60.

As well as this we operate a 14 day money back guarantee on every one of our qualifications- that’s how confident we are of how you will love studying with us!

Course Content

Included in this CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health course are the following units:

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

This section covers the general concept of mental health and how this differs from mental ill-health. You will learn about the prevalence of mental health problems in children and young people and what current legislation and guidance are in place to support them. You will also learn about what it means to have a duty of care and how the portrayal of mental health has changed over time and what this has done to people’s attitudes towards it.

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

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

This section will support your understanding of some of the risk factors which may impact the mental health of children and young people. This will include specific consideration of how mental health may be affected by bullying, abuse and developmental changes.

  • 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

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

This section looks at some of the ways in which a mental health problem can present itself in the behaviour of children and young people and it examines some of the different kinds of mental health problem that can develop in any 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

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

This section considers how a mental health concern can affect children, young people and others. It will examine some of the short and long-term effects of mental health issues and some of the problems associated with diagnosing mental health issues and why some barriers to this exist.

  • 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

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

This section looks at what is meant by a person-centred approach to care and support and then considers how children’s rights are upheld when they have a mental health problem. There is also a discussion of some of the ways in which children and young people can be supported to remain in a nurturing environment and what some of the most common forms of therapy and medication are, which may be suggested if a child is diagnosed with a type of mental health problem.

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

Support

The most important tool on this CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health course for students is their tutor. When studying for a course with us you are assigned a personal tutor with in-depth knowledge and experience in your chosen subject.

You are strongly advised to make use of your tutors expertise and ask questions about the course content. Your assignments are marked by your personal tutor and detailed feedback is given. As well as this your tutor will provide you with pointers and advice on where you can improve- this helps you to get the most from your courses and constantly improve your skills.

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CACHE Certification

This qualification comes with Cache certification included at no additional cost. Cache are the UK’s leading awarding body in the care and education sectors and are work-renowned for the work which they do. Their courses are seen as an industry standard and many employers specifically request Cache certification when recruiting new people into a role.

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The Online Learning College are a Cache international centre and we work closely with subject specialists at the awarding body to create the best possible content for all of our qualifications. Since 1945, Cache have been working within the education and care sectors and have amassed a high amount of expertise and recognition for their work both at home and overseas.

You can read more about Cache by visiting their website.

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