NCFE Level 2
Mental Health Course

This course will qualify you to help children with mental health problems. You don’t need any previous experience to join this NCFE accredited course, which is OFQUAL regulated and fully accredited. It’s easy to start today and learn from home.

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This course is the official government-regulated qualification to work in Mental Health, and it is simple to follow with friendly 1-1 tutor support. Our user-friendly approach allows for rapid course progression enabling you to complete your course as quickly as possible. We have a wealth of experience training students via online home study, and all our courses meet the highest standards.

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You’ll gain the knowledge needed to work with children with mental health problems, and once you’ve completed this course, you’ll be able to work as a government-qualified practitioner. This course is fully recognised & accepted.

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We take enrolments 365 days of the year – enrol today, and there’s no waiting to start. You will get full, instant access to your course with your own personal tutor, who will make sure you pass your course as quickly as possible – take the next step now!



This is a full government regulated qualification

We know it’s no easy task when deciding which course to enrol on. There are plenty of choices out there, so we’ve done our utmost to provide you with the best syllabus you will find anywhere. There is a huge demand for Mental Health workers around the country, and many thousands of applicants for these positions. To work in Mental Health, you must undergo training to ensure you are familiar with working with children with mental health concerns. This is the ideal course to start your new career in Mental Health for children and young people.



The latest 2024 RQF syllabus included

This course follows the latest guidelines, with up-to-date information. You don’t require a work placement to enrol on this course.

Understand children and young people’s mental health in context
RQF Unit Reference H/616/8100
Unit Level Level 2
Guided Learning 26 hours

In this unit, learners will understand the concept of mental health. An understanding of how society views mental health and how this has changed over time will also be investigated. Learners will also understand the legislation in place to support children and young people’s mental health.

Understand factors which may affect children and young people’s mental health
RQF Unit Reference K/616/8101
Unit Level Level 2
Guided Learning 29 hours

In this unit, learners will understand the risk factors that can affect children and young people’s mental health and how these can be mitigated. They will also investigate how developmental changes and puberty can impact children and young people.

Understand children and young people’s mental health concerns
RQF Unit Reference M/616/8102
Unit Level Level 2
Guided Learning 36 hours

In this unit, learners will understand behaviours displayed by children and young people which may indicate a mental health concern. They will also investigate common mental health conditions that affect children and young people.

Understand the impact of children and young people’s mental health concerns
RQF Unit Reference T/616/8103
Unit Level Level 2
Guided Learning 20 hours

In this unit, learners will investigate the impact of mental health concerns on children, young people and others. They will also understand the importance of diagnosis and the reasons why there may be a reluctance to seek a diagnosis.

Understand how to support children and young people with mental health concerns
RQF Unit Reference A/616/8104
Unit Level Level 2
Guided Learning 24 hours

In this unit learners will understand the support available for children and young people’s mental health. They will investigate a person-centred approach, mental health promotion and the services and treatment available.

Course entry requirements

You don’t need any previous qualifications or school placement for this Level 2 course. You will be taught the full level 2 syllabus once you’re enrolled.

  • No formal qualifications are required.
  • No school placement is required.
  • You must be over 16 years of age.
  • Enrolments are open all year.

Course Delivery – instant access to your course

Receive immediate access to your course as soon as you enrol.

Home study course – enrol at anytime

This is a home study course meaning there’s no need to come to the college. There’s no mention of home study on your certificate, and as it’s a government-regulated qualification, you’re guaranteed your certificate is fully accepted and recognised by all schools.

Your Course Materials – paper or online study

You’ll be given instant online access to your course. You can also have your course delivered as paper handbooks if you prefer.

The enrolment fee includes your NCFE certificate, course materials and full tutor support.

A genuine government certificate from NCFE & OFQUAL

Study with us, and you will gain exactly the same government-accredited qualifications as a local college.

Upon course completion, you will receive a government-regulated NCFE Level 2 RQF certificate that’s fully recognised and accepted by all organisations. There’s no mention of distance learning or home study anywhere on your certificate, and we guarantee it’s the same qualification as all attendance-based colleges provide.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

( RQF’s have now replaced the old NVQ & QCF qualifications )

Our recent reviews

Here are just some of our recent reviews.

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So far I’m really happy, it’s easy to use and my tutor Chris has been great. I’d say you can’t really go wrong with this course, I think it’s the best on the market.

Armeen Ali

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Great, friendly tutors with in depth knowledge of teaching.

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I just started working in my dream job and couldn’t have got here without all the help I got so just want to say thanks to all. Take care, you know who you are 🙂 Naz x

Naz Patel

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Excellent service from Chris and de montfort college, I’ve been continuously offered support and help throughout..very pleased!


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I would highly recommend this course, the course material given is excellent, it’s easy to send your work off and receive feedback, I knew my tutor was always there if I needed him too. I found the whole course very interesting and I’ve learnt loads.


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I’m almost halfway through my course & really enjoying the content. All queries are speedily replied to and my assessments marked and returned quickly.


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Found my tutor exceptional in terms of friendliness, professionalism and willingness to offer help and assistance.Staff should be praised, thank you


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Thanks to my fab tutor Chris for helping me so much. You were always there for me and I wouldn’t have finished sooooo quickly with our you! You are a star Christophar… see what I did there lol 🙂 x

Ella K

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I just finished and everything was good thank you. My friend finished her course with you a and told me it was ok so I went and did it with you.

Fatima Begum

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I really do reccomend this course, my tutor was very helpful and responded very quickly when I needed help and advice. I completed my course within the year time given and found it pretty straight forward.

Laurie King

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Great value and well run I enjoyed my course.

G Patel

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I had fantastic tutor support throughout my course and I couldn’t be more delighted with my course. Thank you Demontfort college, I definitely have no hesitation recommending you to my school head.

Jonathan Sinclair

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So far their courses have proved to be good quality and in particular, the support I have got is easy to use. The reason I chose this course was for the telephone support which I couldn’t find anywhere else.

Miss K Lee

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After lots of searching this was the best value course I could find and I’m very pleased with how it all worked out. I managed to get it finished in under 3 months and decided to carry on doing the work based certificate course.

Jemma White

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It’s been a real pleasure working with my tutor Chris who has a more holistic and flexible approach than any of my other experiences and has kept me on track. Seven months on and I’m just about to finish my course.

Miss x

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I’ve flippin done it lol, 7 months hard graft finally paid off. Over the moon and honestly recommend this course to anyone thinking about it. I really enjoyed so 5 out of 5 from me x

Jessie Wright

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    Meeting the highest standards - we’re fully accredited by NCFE to deliver nationally recognised qualifications.
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