CACHE Pathway 12 – Level 2 Certificate – Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health – Deacon House

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This qualification is studied online and aims to develop learners’ knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health.

Course Information

This qualification can be used by a wide range of learners looking to improve
their knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health and
the commonly associated mental health problems. The course is studied online or
face to face.

You will gain a valuable qualification which will enhance your CV and future
career opportunities. You will be supported online by experienced tutors who
will help to guide you through your learning programme. Full training will be
given to enable you to access the learning experiences provided


Who is this course for?

The course is suitable for learners who provide direct support (including parents and carers) and those working in sectors such as education, social care, healthcare, leisure and entertainment.

Units / Modules

You will study a range of different topics including:

  • How society views mental health
  • Legislation to support children and young people with mental health difficulties
  • The impact of mental health on children and young people
  • A range of mental health conditions
  • Support available to maintain mental wellbeing in children and young people

Benefits / Skills

  • Flexible learning - study at a time and pace suitable for your own needs
  • Accredited qualification to enhance your CV
  • Greater awareness of how to support individuals with specific learning difficulties
  • A foundation for progression onto further study in special educational needs
  • Support from experienced tutors with industry experience
  • Develop wider skills in using technology through online learning activities

Assessment Types

Learners must complete a portfolio of evidence. There is also continuous assessment which includes written tasks and activities, case studies and project work.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry or experience requirements, however you will need to be at Level 1 for literacy.

Career Progression

  • Understanding Autism Level 2
  • Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties Level 2
  • Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate Level 2 and 3
  • Children and Young People’s Workforce Diploma Level 2 and 3

Course Details


1 year

Study Type

Part time

Start Date


Course Code


Course Fee (16-18)

No fee

Course Facts


Flexible online learning


Understanding the principles of supporting children with mental health needs

Extra Curriculum

No experience required

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