Level 2

NCFE/CACHE Understanding Children & Young People's Mental Health


18 weeks


Rush Green Campus


Jan 2022


Adult 19+



Mental health problems affect around 1 in 10 children and young people. These issues include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder and can often be a direct response to occurrences in their lives.

Emotional wellbeing is just as important as a child’s mental health. Therefore it is important for those looking after or working with children and young people, to have a good understanding of the concepts, risk factors and impact of mental health.

On this course you'll learn about supporting children and young people’s mental health and emotional well-being. You will learn about issues facing children and young people like depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, as well as factors that affect their mental health and the impact mental health problems can have on them and their lives.

On this course you will learn about:

  • 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.

You'll need to be over the age of 19 and want to learn more about children and young people's mental health.

This short course is great for those who look after children or are working, or thinking of working, in a childcare setting.

On completion of the course you'll be awarded a Level 2 certificate. You'll be able to apply the knowledge and understanding gained on this course into your professional or personal life, and could further your studies at Level 3 in Childcare or Early Years.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.