Course Code: SC1FE419 Understanding Mental Health in the Early Years - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 04 Mar 2024 Bispham Campus 12 Weeks Apply now 04 Mar 2025 Bispham Campus 12 Weeks Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryMental 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 ObtainedCertificate in Understanding Mental Health in the Early Years Industry Placement and Field TripsThere are no work placements and no field trips on this programme. Learning and Teaching Methods This knowledge-only qualification consists of 3 mandatory units: Unit 01 Understand mental health for young children in the early years Unit 02 Understand the significance of attachment and adverse childhood experiences for young children in the early years Unit 03 Understand the role of the Early Years Practitioner supporting mental health and wellbeing for young children in the early years 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. 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. Assessment MethodsThis knowledge only qualification consists of 3 mandatory units: Unit 01 Understand mental health for young children in the early years Unit 02 Understand the significance of attachment and adverse childhood experiences for young children in the early years Unit 03 Understand the role of the Early Years Practitioner supporting mental health and wellbeing for young children in the early years Assessment is made following the completion of electronic workbooks or written tasks. Other Costs and Equipment NeededAs this course is delivered online, regular access to IT is essential in order to attend the sessions and to complete the assessment tasks/electronic workbooks. All other equipment/resources you require for this course are provided by B&FC at no extra cost. Tuition Fees Read our tuition fees guide. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: NCFE Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions. Career Options and Progression This qualification provides specialist knowledge relevant to a wide range of roles within childcare, education and, in particular, early years. It would also support employment of progressing to senior and more specialist positions.