NCFE/CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health in the Early Years

Year: 2021/22
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Content & Overview
The aim of this course is for you to gain an understanding of mental health in young children in the early years (from birth to 5 years old) and the role of the Early Years Practitioner in supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing.
By completing the qualification, you will develop knowledge which would support progression to further qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sectors.
You will be required to complete three online assignments (one assignment per unit) and an individual learning plan (ILP).  

The course consists of 3 mandatory units: 

Unit 1 – Understand mental health for young children in the early years 

Unit 2 – Understand the significance of attachment and adverse childhood experiences for young children in the early years 

Unit 3 – Understand the role of the Early Years Practitioner supporting mental health and wellbeing for young children in the early years 

Induction Session

DateDayTimeDurationLocation
07.09.21Tuesday5pm – 6pm1 hourAshby Community Hub
Course Start DateDayTimeDurationLocationCost
14.09.21Tuesday4pm – 7pm12 weeksOnline & Ashby Community HubFree

Suitable for
The Early Years Workforce who work within the Early Years Foundation Stage, including school settings, childminders and Children Centre/FASST staff. Or for those who wish to work in early years in the future.

Delivery method
This course will be delivered via blended learning. Six, three-hour sessions will be delivered in the classroom, strictly adhering to current social distancing restrictions and the remaining course materials will be accessed online using Google Classroom. Please note: If social distancing measures change, this course may move to 100% distance learning with the sessions being delivered via a live virtual classroom i.e. Google Meets.

Further Study

  • NCFE Level 2 Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health 
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning 
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism 
  • NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges 
  • Supporting your Child’s Anxiety workshop 

Additional Information
You may like to have a paper/pen and notebook to make notes.
Internet access is required to access the Google Classroom.

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