European Social Fund

UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S MENTAL HEALTH

Duration: One evening per week, 2 hours per week
Level: Level 2
Last Updated: 04-10-21

The purpose of this programme is to enhance your knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health. The programme focuses on children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years old.

The programme will provide an introduction to understanding young people’s mental health concerns and the factors that may increase the risk of mental ill health in children, together with the exploration of how these risk factors can be mitigated.

This programme will support your progression into further learning within this field, or advancement into relevant employment within health, social care and the education sectors. 

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

You will leave, upon successful completion of the course with knowledge in the following core subjects:

-    Understanding children and young people’s mental health in context
-    Understanding factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
-    Understanding mental health concerns
-    Understanding the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
-    Supporting children and young people with mental health concerns

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT?

The programme will be delivered on-line via Microsoft Teams and you will be expected to attend classes remotely.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be taught via interactive sessions and you will be required to participate in task assessments during delivery. Throughout the programme you will be required to complete a workbook for final submission.

WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

On completion of this qualification you will have obtained the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress on to a higher level qualification in the same or similar occupational area. Alternatively, you may choose to study on another short course here at Preston College.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You must be able to demonstrate that you are working at Level 1 or above in English and must have an interest in the subject.

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