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TQUK Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health Level 2 Cert (RQF)

Childrens Mental Health Course. Online TQUK accredited “Children & Young People's Mental Health” level 2 online course is suitable for all students looking to increase knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health.

By completing the Childrens Mental Health Course, learners will develop knowledge of:

• Young people & children’s mental health in the 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 well-being in children and young people

Learners are able to access their Level 2 course and support for a 6 month period via our online learning platform Equal. During this time you can log in and out to suit your personal circumstances. So, if you are looking to complete the course in a shorter time, then with the right attitude and commitment, this is more than possible. We enrol 365 days a year too, so you also have the option to enrol and register online at anytime. No set term times, no lectures to attend, no exams to take! Be qualified in a matter of weeks! 

Qualification: Children and Young People's Mental Health Level 2 Certificate RQF
Support: 6 Months support included
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year 
RQF Specification
Accredited: TQUK
Price: Interest-Free Finance
Experience: Not Required 
Placement: Not Required

We also offer a Level 2 course in Understanding Autism that may be of interest. If not quite ready to take on a full qualification, then you may want to consider our short course in Children & Young People's Mental Health. This course can be completed in a matter of hours and would be a fantastic foundation to work from before progressing. 

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Course Details

Course Syllabus

Learners will complete 5 units of study in total as listed below.
5 tutor marked assignment to complete

Understand the principles of mental health concerns in the context of children & young people

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

Legislation and best practice relating to children and young people’s mental health

Understand risk factors which may effect the mental well-being of children & young people
Understand the potential effects of puberty and developmental changes on the mental health of chldren & young people. 
Understand how abuse or bullying may effect the mental health of children & young people

Living with childhood mental health conditions

Understand behaviour that is associated with mental health concerns in children & young people
Understand stress and anxiety in young people
Understand depression in children & young people
Know about specific mental health conditions that children & young people may experience.

Understand how to minimise the risk of mental health concerns in children & young people

Understand the impact mental health concerns can have on children & young people
Understand the impact of children & young people’s mental health problems on others
Understand the importance of being diagnosed with a mental health problem

Understand causes and diagnosis of mental health concerns in children & young people

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

Entry Requirements

No previous qualifications are required

Students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

Be aged 16 Years or above
Possess a solid knowledge of the english language
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
Basic computer skills: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
Have a genuine desire to succeed

Course Duration

This course comes with 6 months support included:

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 106 Hours
Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 135 Hours

On average, learners will complete this course within 4 months.

Qualification Awarded

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children & Young People’s Mental Health (RQF)

Qualification ref:  603/3024/9
Credit value : 11
Awarding body: Training Qualifications (TQUK)

This course provides successful students with a qualification from TQUK, listed on the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework) database. TQUK is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England and Northern Ireland, who are: the office of the qualifications and examinations regulator (Ofqual) in England and the council for curriculum, examinations and assessment (CCA) in Northern Ireland.

Please note: This qualification is not recognised in Scotland or Wales. 

Tutors & Support

All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating to your course.

Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away. 

Study Method

Learners are able to access their course lessons via our EQUAL online learning platform.  Complete your assignments and access all correspondence in one convenient place. 

As long as you have an internet connection you can access your course 24/7.


Learners will be required to complete a series of tutor marked assignments ( normally 1 after each unit) as they progress through this course. Each assignment will contain a variety of tasks/questions. These assignments are assessed by your tutor to monitor progress. You will be provided with constructive feedback to help you in completing each unit to the required standard.

There is no examination to complete as the course is completed using continual assessment.

Why UK Open College?

✅ Enrol online today – No set term times
✅ Accredited College – We are fully approved
✅ Spread the cost – interest free finance (Guaranteed acceptance*)
✅ NUS/Totum Student Card Approved*
✅ Trading since 2006 – We will not let you down
✅ Flexible learning – Study at a time that suits you
✅ Qualified Tutors – Fast assignment turnaround

*NUS/TOTUM Student cards are only available to students who are studying a fully recognised RQF/QCF course of 120 study hours or more. £14.99 fee per year applies. 

Payments plans - Guaranteed acceptance for UK students only!

Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions: 

Example: Based on a Max finance agreement of £600

Aged 21 and above (Maximum age 75)
Employed or self employed with a minimum income of £7,200 PA (£600.00 PCM take home pay) 
Permanent resident in the UK for a min of 3 years
Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
Hold a valid UK credit or debit card
You are not bankrupt or in an IVA. 

Under 21 – We will require a willing parent, guardian or family member to take out the finance for your studies on your behalf. 

Please note: We do not carry out credit checks if you meet the above criteria. You may be asked for evidence of income. 

Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditons. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872. 

Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered. 

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Once log in has been issued or your study pack received at the requested delivery address, you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If you are not happy for any reason at all, simply email our accounts department with your request to cancel on [email protected]. We will offer a full refund. No questions asked !

Please note: Any request to cancel outside the 14 days cancellation period will be declined. We will not refund you under any circumstances outside of the legal 14 day cooling off period. If you have agreed student finance and opted to pay monthly, you are legally obliged to pay the balance of your fees once the 14 day period expires. 

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