Online courses | NCFE Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health Level 2

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Course Type: Online courses Entry requirements: There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. Assessment: The programme is delivered online by a range of assessments. These are assessed by the tutor throughout the programme from induction to completion. Awarding Body: NCFE Fees: £0.00

Why this course?

Please only apply for courses commencing in the next two months.

This qualification is suitable for anyone looking to increase their knowledge of children and young people’s mental health.

The aim of this qualification is to increase the learner’s knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health. By completing the qualification, learners will develop knowledge of mental health in children and young people which would support progression onto further qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sectors.

Learners are required to undertake the following units:

  • Unit 1 - Understand children and young people’s mental health in context
  • Unit 2 - Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
  • Unit 3 - Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns
  • Unit 4 - Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
  • Unit 5 - Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns

This course is free/government funded if you are 19+ at the start of the academic year, you live in England (some regional exclusions apply, including Greater London) and have lived in the UK for the last 3 years. Find out if you are eligible for funding.

The guided learning hours for this course are 135. Students generally spend 8-10 hours on their course each week and complete within 8 weeks.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees
FE0807-1C Start Anytime Tuesdays 10 weeks £0.00 Apply

Course Fees

If you are unemployed, in receipt of certain benefits or on a low wage, you may be eligible for a free course. 


To be eligible for a free course, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You will be aged 19+ when the course begins
  • AND you are in receipt of Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) or Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • OR you are receiving a means tested benefit, earning less than £617 per month (take home) if you are a sole claimant or £988 a month if you have a joint claim with your partner, and are completing the course to improve your employability
  • OR if you are working and earn less than £20,319 annual gross salary

You will need to provide evidence and sign a declaration when you enrol.

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Subsidised fees

If the above does not apply to you, you may still be eligible for a subsidised fee. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: | 01273 667704

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