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One in ten children have a diagnosable mental health condition, and 75% of mental health problems have begun by the age of 24. Mental ill health can affect a young person in every area of their life, including family, school, friendships, the workplace and the wider world. Mental ill health can be worsened by negative stereotypes and stigma from the media who portray mental illness as shameful and dangerous. This course will equip learners with a detailed understanding of mental health conditions including depression and anxiety, the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health, risk factors that may affect mental wellbeing and how to build resilience against these, and the impact mental health concerns may have on young people and others.

This course exists of 4 mandatory units:

  • Assessment 1 - Understand Children and Young People's Mental Health in Context
  • Assessment 2 - Understand Factors which may Affect Children and Young People's Mental Health
  • Assessment 3 - Understand Children & Young People's Mental Health Concerns
  • Assessment 4 - Understand the Impact of Children & Young People's Mental Health Concerns
  • Assessment 5 - Understand how to Support Children & Young People with Mental Health Concerns

Entry Requirements

You will be issued with an Induction Workbook during your first discussion with your tutor; this workbook will determine whether you are suitable for the course. No specific prior learning requirements, although beneficial to have already achieved a Level 1 qualification in a health or health and social care related area. Anyone interested in working or already working in care would benefit from this course.

Ages 24+: Our L2 Distance Learning qualifications are free to EU/UK Nationals regardless of previous qualifications.

Ages 19 to 23 are eligible for free courses if they have already achieved a full L2 qualification or equivalent. Please contact us for clarification.


Basic computer skills to operate the Online Learning Platform are advisable.


NCFE CACHE Understanding Children & Young People's Mental Health L2


This course is distance learning. Assessment is by successful completion of all units on the online learning platform which is then internally and externally moderated before certification.

Home Study

Approximately 135 hours study. No lessons but there is support from the specialist tutor available if required. Study will be home-based and at the student's discretion within the timeframe stipulated by tutor.

Work Placement

Student does not have to work in this sector to complete the course.


Please contact the Distance Learning team for available courses.

Fees and Additional Costs

Our Level 2 Distance Learning courses are available for FREE to UK/EU nationals aged 19 and over.

Additional Information

CL2UCYPMH 192001 Flexible start - £.00
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