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FdA Supporting Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

Children and young people’s declining mental health is high on the Government agenda and has become a growing concern across the UK. The growing prevalence of mental health problems in children and young people and the strong evidence linking well-being, learning and achievement, indicates that mental health must be seen as a priority.

This exciting course explores children and young people’s mental health and well-being, through a range of thoughtfully designed modules and with a focus on supporting general and educational development.

The course focuses on developing students’ awareness of prevention, early identification and evidence-based care, considering a range of experiences and learning environments.

It is critical that practitioners must be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to support children and young people’s mental health and well-being. The Government focus on ensuring each school has a lead practitioner who specialises in mental health and well-being is vital and this course supports the workforce development on a local, regional, and national level.

This course is aimed at those who currently support children or young people and who want to best support their mental health and well-being in the future.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 6

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    2 years, progressing through levels 4 and 5.

  • UCAS Code


  • Awarding Body

    University of Hull

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On this course you will study a range of engaging modules, considering various aspects of children and young people’s mental health and well-being and making connections to professional experience.

Content will be delivered through face-to-face teaching and supplemented by online teaching and learning, offering some flexibility in meeting the needs of those working with children and young people.

Modules studied:

Level 4
Mental Health and Wellbeing [20 credits]
The Policy Landscape [20 credits]
Theories of Social and Emotional Development [20 credits]
Adverse Childhood Experiences [20 credits]
Vulnerable Groups [20 credits]
Digital Culture [20 credits]

Level 5
Self and Social Identity [20 credits}
Mental Health Needs of Children and Young People with Learning Difficulties [20 credits]
Trauma Informed Practice [20 credits]
Professional Partnerships [20 credits]
Nature Connectedness and Forest School [20 credits]
Measuring Mental Health and Well-being [20 credits]

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.
The programme will require time for private study to access study materials and engage with wider reading and research.


Assessment Method

On this course you will be encouraged to become an active enquirer and participant in your own learning.

Progress and achievement are assessed using a variety of methods which reflect skills well suited to this sector, such as leaflet designs, promotional campaigns, essays, case studies and e-booklets.

32 UCAS Tariff points from a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A-level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas.

Potential students must be working with children or young people, having experience within a relevant sector.

Additional requirements
• A suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate is required.
• There is a requirement to be working within a relevant field, supporting children or young people.

As part of this programme of study you will be required to have a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will be required to pay the cost of this. A DBS must be in place before you start your placement. You may be able to supply an existing DBS but this must be within 3 years of issue.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees


£7770.00 per year.

Additional Costs

Your Tuition fees cover the majority of costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition and assessment.)

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make or choose to pay for example:

– Books. You’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies
– Printing and photocopying
– Trips and enhancement opportunities

  • A DBS check will be required, which you must pay for.


Apply or enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

  • Course code: MW10
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Campus Doncaster
  • Campus code: D

Apply on the UCAS website Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7474