Mental Health in the Early Years Certificate
Type: Distance Learning
Subject: Distance Learning
Start Date: 03 July 2023
What will I need
You must be 19 or over to be able to apply for this course.
Entry is at the discretion of the Centre. However, learners should be aged at
least 16 to undertake the qualification.
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this
qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they've already achieved
a Level 1 qualification.
For more information contact Jobsmart on:
Tel: 01733 863068
Up to 16 weeks
Who is it for
The early years of childhood are critical for development. Learning the
significance of attachment and adverse experiences during this time is important
to understand children's mental health. Children can be exposed to several
traumatic experiences throughout their early years which can impact their mental
health – and these experiences can contribute to mental health concerns in later
life. Whether you are looking to begin work with young children, or you work
with children in your current role, having a solid grasp on the importance of a
child's emotional wellbeing is vital.
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 19 and
Interview Skills Assessment
You will be assessed via an online portfolio of written work.
What is covered
You will study the following:
– 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
What can this course lead to
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
– Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care
Please see Ofqual's Register of Regulated Qualifications for more information
on these, and other, qualifications.