Course Content

  • 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

Full course title

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

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  • Currently live in England    
  • Resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study    
  • Must be aged 19+    
  • Must not be on an apprenticeship

How to Sign up

Learners may be eligible for funding which means the course won’t cost a thing to complete (subject to eligibility). There is a £125 cancellation fee if a learner enrols and fails to complete or withdraws early from the course. This fee is to cover administration costs. We may be able to offer extensions if learners are unable to meet the set submission deadline. Please read the declaration on the enrolment form carefully before signing up.

What happens after Enrolment?

  1. Submit your enrolment form and get instant access to begin your course
  2. We'll process your funding application, and a tutor will be assigned to support you through your course
  3. Receive text reminders when your work is due
  4. Your work will be marked and returned to you within 7 days
  5. Once you've submitted your work, we'll apply for your certificate

Learner Benefits

  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Flexible learning that can be shaped around your schedule
  • Supports progression to further qualifications or employment in the Health and Social Care or Childcare sector
  • Gain an understanding of mental health in the early years and different factors that effect development

How Learners use this course

If you choose to do this Level 2 Course in understanding Mental Health in the Early Years, it could lead to careers in Education and Childcare. This is especially useful for careers like; 

  • Teaching Assistant (£11,500 to £23,000) 
  • Nursery Worker (£14,000 to £24,000) 
  • Learning Mentor (£14,500 to £25,000) 

Understanding Mental Health in the Early Years can also make your CV stand out and can prove beneficial for many different job roles.