About the course
Distance learning courses enable you to boost your career with a nationally recognised qualification even if you don’t have the time to attend training sessions. You will work your way through the qualification submitting work every 2 weeks, achieving within approximately three months.
One in ten children have a diagnosable mental health condition, and 75% of mental health problems have begun by the age of 24. Mental ill health can affect a young person in every area of their life, including family, school, friendships, the workplace and the wider world. Mental ill health can be worsened by negative stereotypes and stigma from the media who portray mental illness as shameful and dangerous. This course will equip you with a detailed understanding of mental health conditions including depression and anxiety, the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health, risk factors that may affect mental well-being and how to build resilience against these, and the impact mental health concerns may have on young people and others.
The course is split into five manageable units:
- Legislation and best practice relating to children and young people’s mental health
- Understand causes and diagnosis of mental health concerns in children and young people
- Understand the principles of mental health concerns in the context of children and young people
- Living with childhood mental health conditions
- Understand how to minimise the risk of mental health concerns in children and young people
The workbook study option is most suitable for those local to Swindon, are returning to learning and would prefer to receive one-to-one support from a tutor.
This course can also be studied purely online and is ideal for those who are happy to work independently using our fully supported online learning platform. If you would prefer this option, please click HERE
- The course is fully funded by the Government and to qualify, you must be aged 19 at the start of the academic year, have been resident in England for the last three years and be a UK citizen.
- Learners must have a Level 2 English qualification.
- Learners who are aged 19-23 must already have a full Level 2 qualification (5 GCSEs 4 and above OR A*-C, 2 AS Levels, 1 A-Level, Diploma Level 2, NVQ Level 2).
- Distance Learning isn’t for everyone. If at your enrolment we feel that this mode of study may not be quite right for you, we will help you to find the one that is.
- You could complete one of our other Childcare programmes (e.g. Common Illnesses Affecting Children or Bullying in Children and Young People)
- Employment within a Childcare environment.
What additional resources will I need?
- No additional resources are required.
- However, if you do not complete your course, you will be charged £135 to cover administration and learning material costs.
- For further career guidance, the National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. This service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers. https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx
Please contact the Fast Forward Team on 01793 209691 or email@example.com