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. This Distance Learning option enables students across the country to complete this course, with an element of flexibility in accessing content, which may help fit studies around busy working lives.
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.
2 years, progressing through levels 4 and 5.
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 a combination of video recordings (which enable flexible learning ‘around the clock’), links, articles and ‘live online’ sessions which enable discussion, questioning and the sharing of good practice. These ensure content remains accessible throughout the course and the staff team aim to ensure that students feel supported throughout.
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]
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.
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.
• A suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate is required.
• There is a requirement to be working within a relevant field, supporting children or young people.