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Fully recognised RQF qualification. 

Qualification:  Level 2 
Support: Support included 
Start Date: Anytime – We enrol 365 days a year 
Accredited: TQUK - Knowledge only
Experience: Not Required
Placement: Not Required

Cost: £401.00 

Funding Available: No

Payment Plan: Yes x 5 Monthly payments of £80.20 (Invoice will be sent to you  on receipt of the enrolment  form or add the course to the basket)

Child Psycholgist

By completing the qualification, you will develop knowledge of mental health in children and young people which would support progression onto further qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sector.

This course will help you to understand the factors affecting mental health and a range of common conditions experienced by children and young people. You will learn about the issues facing children and young people such as depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, as well as external factors that affect their mental health and how you can best support them in their everyday lives.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, learners should have a minimum of level one in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

Course Length and Timescale

Length of programme: 8- 12  Weeks

Please note these are average and estimated figures and may not be a true representative for all individuals.

Course Units:

Core units for this online qualification include:

  • Legislation and Best Practice Relating to Children and Young People’s Mental Health

  • Living with Childhood Mental Health Conditions

  • Understand Causes and Diagnosis of Mental Health Concerns in Children and Young people

  • Understand How to Minimise the Risk of Mental Health Concerns in Children and Young people

  • Understand the Principles of Mental Health Concerns in the Context of Children and Young People.

This qualification is knowledge only and aims to equip you with a more detailed understanding of mental health conditions that can affect children and young people, the legislation and guidance surrounding mental health, risk factors that can affect mental well-being and the impact that mental health concerns can potentially have on young people and others.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand how family problems, societal pressures and developmental changes can affect a child or young person’s mental health

  • Identify situations where a child or young person’s behaviours may raise concerns about their mental health 

  • Know the impacts that mental health concerns can have on the lives of children and young people, as well as their families

  • Understand the importance of diagnosing mental health problems and why young people might be reluctant to seek a diagnosis 

  • Take a person-centred approach to empower children and young people and promoting their mental wellbeing

Course Length: 

This course can typically be completed within 5 – 12 weeks, depending on your time availability.

If you spend this much time per week…Then you’ll complete your qualification in…

24 hours 5 weeks

15 hours 8 weeks

12 hours 10 weeks

10 hours 12 weeks

Additional Information

All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, you will need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning.


You will need to complete our enrolment form and an electronic pack will be sent to you.  Once received a member of the team will contact you, to answer any questions you may have.

  1. Submit your enrolment form and get sent your further details  to begin your course

  2. Make a payment

  3. We’ll process your application, and a tutor will be assigned to support you through your course

  4. Receive email reminders when your work is due

  5. Your work will be marked and returned to you within 7 days

  6. Once you’ve submitted your work, we’ll apply for your certificate

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