Children's Mental Health Training Course

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



Would any of your learners benefit from completing some children’s mental health training?

This qualification will increase your learners’ knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health, and could support progression on to further qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sector.

Upon completion of this children’s mental health training, your learners could progress on to one of our other health and social care courses, such as the Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health.


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

In this unit you will learn about the concept of mental health and how society’s view of mental health has changed over time. You will also learn about the legislation in place to support children and young people’s mental health.

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

This unit will cover the risk factors that can affect children and young people’s mental health and how these can be mitigated. You will also look at how developmental changes and puberty can impact children and young people.

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

This unit will look at the behaviours displayed by children and young people that may indicate a mental health concern. You will look in more detail at common mental health conditions that affect children and young people.

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

In this unit, you will investigate the impact of mental health concerns on children, young people and others. You will look at the importance of diagnosis and the reasons why there may be a reluctance to seek a diagnosis.

Key Information

Course Length 135 hours
Awarding Body TQUK
Learning Method(s)

Online learning
materials with
online assessment

Paper based
learning materials and
paper based assessment

Paper based
learning materials
with online assessment





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