Where will this course lead?

This qualification is designed for anyone wishing to understand mental health in young children, in the early years (from birth to 5 years old), and the role of the Early Years Practitioner to support children's' mental health and wellbeing.

What will I study?

Understand mental health for young children in the early years

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

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

How will this course be delivered?

3 Weeks Distance learning.

What qualifications will I get?

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

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will be marked by an allocated tutor who will provide you with detailed feedback. You will be assessed against criteria where all learning outcomes of the course have to be covered; your tutor will give you guidance for this.

How do I get a place on the course?

Register your interest and we will contact you, or contact 0121 678 7181 / professionals@solihull.ac.uk

What are the entry requirements?

You need to be over 19 years of age and not on an apprenticeship. See below for funding details.

What else do I need to know?

You must be aged 19+ and be a British or Irish citizen that has lived within the UK for at least 3 years. You must also be based in England; however, some postcode exclusions apply - please enquire for confirmation of eligibility. In addition to this, please note that participants cannot be currently enrolled on an apprenticeship.

These courses are fully funded at zero cost unless they are not completed and learning materials are retained by the learner; please note that in these circumstances, there is a £125 fee.

What can I do after this course?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

• Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working in the Health Sector

• Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health

• Level 3 Certificate in Working in the Health Sector

• Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (Early Years Educator)

• Technical Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education and Care (Early Years Educator)

• Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care


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