This qualification is designed for learners who wish 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. This is a knowledge based qualification. Through achieving this qualification, learners will develop knowledge which would support progression to further qualifications and into relevant employment in the health and social care or education sectors.
This qualification aims to focus on the study of mental health within the context of young children in the early years and offer breadth and depth of study, incorporating a key core of knowledge.
The objectives of this qualification are to understand key issues surrounding mental health for young children in the early years, the significance of attachment and adverse childhood experiences and the role of the Early Years Practitioner supporting mental health and wellbeing for young children in the early years.
Learners will be assessed internally and externally by a portfolio of evidence and coursework.
Learners who achieve this qualification can progress to further learning qualifications related to mental health or early years.
You will need to have a D grade in English to be able to gain a place on the course.
There are no other specific prior qualifications needed for this course.
19-23 with a Full Level 2 or above
On benefits as per agreement self declaration – fees waived if criteria is met
On low wage as per agreement – 3 pay slips to be seen and fees waived if criteria is met.
Employed or not on benefits – fees payable £405
19-23 – No full level 2 qualification or above
Full Cost Recovery – Fees £811
Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter if the student is on low wage or benefits if they do not have a full L2 or above they have to pay full cost
On benefits as per agreement – fees waived
On low wage as per agreement – 3 pay slips to be seen and fees waived if meet criteria
Employed but above low wage or not on benefits – fees payable £405
Start dates available in 2023