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NCFE Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Qualification Gained
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health
Study Level
Adult, Distance Learning, Level 2
Variable (via Distance Learning)
Start Date
Study Mode


This course will develop your understanding of the impact of mental ill-health on children and young people as well as the support available to maintain mental wellbeing in children and young people. This course is ideal for you if you work or plan to work in a role that involves working or interacting with children and young people between the ages of 5 and 18.

  Key Info

This course will help you to understand the challenges that individuals with mental health issues face. You will learn how to support those with mental health issues and understand coping techniques.

To achieve this qualification, you will need to complete all of these units:

• Unit 01: Understanding children and young people’s mental health in context

• Unit 02: Understanding factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health

• Unit 03: Understanding children and young people’s mental health concerns

• Unit 04: Understanding the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns

• Unit 05: Understanding how to support children and young people with mental health concerns

You can apply to undertake this course by registering your interest with your employer. Employers can then register you completing a standard Booking Form (terms and conditions apply), which can be provided on request. You can register as an individual by emailing us. Induction onto the course can be done in groups, on request, at your place of employment or via post or email. Once enrolled on the course, paper-based students will receive their course material in the post via recorded delivery (unless these have already been received at a group induction).

For more information, please email [email protected].

You must complete all the units within the agreed timescales and send them either by email or by post to us for our team of qualified tutors to mark. If your course is paper-based these are sent to us in the post or can be typed up and emailed. Your tutor will then provide you with feedback along with advice and guidance to help you successfully complete the course. Upon successful completion of all units you will be awarded the CACHE NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health.

Successful completion of this course means that you will gain a nationally recognized qualification that can enable you to progress in your career. Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to careers in:

  • Mental Health
  • Working with Children and Young People’s Workforce
  • Supporting Teaching and Learning

There are no fees for this course as the College has secured funding and has agreed to waive all fees. Please note that when a student enrols on this course, they will be expected to complete the programme of study within the allocated timescales. Should a student not complete the course in full, they will be required to pay a fee to cover registration, administration fees and learning material costs.

This is representative of the most common fees scenario, but actual fees can vary depending on a number of factors. Please contact us if you need more guidance.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

Disclaimer: Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service at any time.