Certificate in understanding children and young people’s mental health

The main aim of this qualification is to help you to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to effectively support children and early years mental health and to promote healthy practices.

Lady with a young girl on the Children and Young People’s Mental Health course
Course overview

At a glance




10 weeks



About the course

This course will give you an in-depth understanding of mental health and the various signs of poor mental health in young children, how to approach this topic and aid the children in your care.

This short course will run via weekly webinars, giving you the opportunity to do your coursework at home. You will receive a professional Level 2 qualification awarded to you by TQUK.

The course is cost free to learners.

Is this course right for you?

This course is suitable for anyone over the age of 19 and working in the childcare sector. Whether you are at a junior or senior level it is a valued qualification to apply for.

Additionally, the course can benefit anyone who is looking further and enhance their knowledge of mental health conditions related to children and young people.

The assessors have been excellent, and they always go the extra mile. We have not looked back since we gave Realise a try.

David Dufill, LIttle Sapings Nursery, Business manager/partner

It is great when a nursery has a fantastic relationship with their assessors, and things meet our needs. Thank you Realise.

Laura Hassan, LA Kiddicare Ltd, Manager

Our learners are happy and confident in what they are practicing and achieving, it is the best start to their childcare career.

Charlene Onions, Puddleducks Nursery, Manager

What you’ll learn

You will learn about a variety of learning difficulties and be given the skills to best approach the children.

Learning topics and areas of development include:

  • Principles of mental health concerns
  • Legislation and best practice relating to children and young people’s mental health
  • Living with childhood mental health conditions
  • How to minimise the risk of mental health concerns
  • Causes and diagnosis of mental health concerns

Need more information?

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How you’ll learn

All teaching sessions will be provided remotely and learners will be provided workbooks to provide evidence of knowledge.

Throughout the course you will receive and have access to a range of resources in order to enable you to develop your skills and knowledge of mental health illnesses in children.

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The people that make it happen


Trainer assessor


Trainer assessor

I’m a qualified childcare trainer who has 10 years’ experience within the industry. I have a degree in childhood studies and I spent three years prior to that working in a nursery working my way up from nursery nurse to deputy manager before making the leap into education – where I’ve never looked back. I love supporting others to achieve their goals within childcare.

Frequently asked questions

What a children’s mental health training course?

The certificate in understanding children and young people’s mental health focuses on mental health and the various signs of poor mental health in young children, how to approach this topic and aid the children in your care.

How long does a children’s mental health course last?

This course typically takes 10 weeks to complete. However, this can depend on your availability and study method.

Ready to take the next step?

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