Understanding Mental Health in the Early Years - Level 2

Course Code: SC1FE419

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Start DateLocationDuration
27/04/2022Community Based12 WeeksApply

Course Overview

Mental health problems can start in early years, even if they don’t present any symptoms. The environment children grow up in and their ability to handle the pressures and stresses of growing up all play an important part in preventing problems developing as they grow up.

This qualification is designed for those who wish to understand mental health in young children in the early years (from birth to 5 years old), the significance of attachment and adverse childhood experiences for young children in the early years and the role of the Early Years Practitioner to support children’s mental health and wellbeing. 

The course is delivered remotely and runs over 12 weeks with 4.5 hours of scheduled contact time each week. You will be assigned a subject specialist course tutor who will deliver the live scheduled sessions. The tutor will also be available for weekly support and to guide you from the beginning to the completion of your qualification. 


Entry Requirements

No previous training or experience is required for this programme but you must be over 19 year of age on the 31st August before the course start date.

Qualification Obtained

Certificate in Understanding Mental Health in the Early Years

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

This course will be delivered remotely with live lectures and support sessions schedule for a total of 4.5 hours a week for 12 consecutive weeks from the course start date.

Within these sessions there will be tutor delivery, question and answer, discussion, group work tasks and individual tasks. 

It is expected that you will complete a minimum of 3 hours independent study, each week, outside of the class to complete the assessment tasks which take the form of electronic workbooks.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
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