Statistics show that the prevalence of mental ill health among children and young people is increasing. One in eight people aged 5 to 19 now have a diagnosable mental health condition, such as an anxiety disorder, depression or a conduct disorder.
WHY SHOULD I STUDY THIS QUALIFICATION?
As well as attaining a nationally recognised qualification upon completion, candidates will gain a thorough understanding of children and young people’s mental health. This course aims to increase candidates’ knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health. They will explore the factors that make an individual more vulnerable to developing mental ill-health as well as the factors that can protect their well-being.
COURSE STRUCTURE & CONTENT
Unit 01: Understand children and young people’s mental health in context
Unit 02: Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
Unit 03: Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns
Unit 04: Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
Unit 05: Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns
HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Your tutor will assess you on specific written and practical tasks and with support and guidance you will prepare a portfolio of evidence. This will include the work you have completed throughout the course and will demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the subject. Your portfolio must be submitted at the end of the course in order to gain the qualification.
There are no formal entry requirements; however, a good level of English is necessary. You must have a genuine interest and show commitment to completing the qualification. On starting the course, you will complete initial assessments in literacy and numeracy to determine your current ability. This will enable your tutor to meet your individual learning needs and provide additional support if necessary.