Children and young people are amongst the most vulnerable in our society when it comes to the impact of adverse circumstances on their lives. Adverse childhood experience can have impacts on the development and mental health of children and young people that may persist into adulthood and affect their life chances. These might be personal circumstances such as the death or divorce of parents or domestic violence, for example, or national and international disasters. Children and young people affected by such events need support to strengthen their resilience and empower them to overcome their fears and the challenges they face.
What will I study?
- Exploring childhood and family structures
- Introduction to adverse childhood experiences
- Understand strategies to improve outcomes for children affected by adverse childhood experiences
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for anyone who enjoys studying independently and is designed for learners wishing to progress to a wide range of further learning and job roles such as nursery staff, teachers, health/social workers across health and social care, children and young people, nursing, public services and education and training.
How is the course assessed?
The course is online, you will receive a login to our learning platform where you will find the interactive learning materials and the assessments. You will be given deadlines to complete and submit the work. You will receive detailed feedback on your work so that you can improve your skills as you progress through the qualification.
Your Study Programme
This course is ideal for people who like to learn independently and do not wish to come onto site to study. The online portfolio of resources and assessment questions means that you can organise your study to be at a time/day to suit and from a location which is convenient. You will need to study for a minimum of 2-3 hrs per week and to finish the course within 10 weeks. Should you need help or support, your tutor will be contactable via email/phone.
Once you have started on the course and submitted your first unit, our team will review and mark your work promptly. Your tutor will provide regular feedback that will help you to improve your skills and knowledge. We will also keep in touch with you to make sure that you are continuing to make good progress through the course and to check to see if there are any additional support needs. In the unlikely event that you are unable to complete the course and need to withdraw there is a withdrawal fee of £100.
Progression and Career Opportunities
Learners who complete this course often choose to study another online distance course, in particular Level 2 Awareness in Autism is a popular choice as is Children's and Young People's Mental health and also Mental Health First Aid and Mental Health Advocacy in the workplace
At the end of your course, your tutor may suggest a suitable progression offer or you can contact the Enrolment Centre who to advise you on the options available.
We also have a careers team called Futures who are available via phone, email or in-person who can help to plan a career pathway for you.
Entry Requirements for new students
You should have been living in the UK for 3 years by the start of the course. You should be over 19+ by 31.08 in the academic year you wish to study.
If you are aged 19-23 you must hold a full Level 2 qualification and not currently be enrolled on an apprenticeship.
If you are Aged 24+ or above (and resident in the UK/EU for 3 years before the start date).
You will also need to have access to a computer with a reliable internet connection so that you can complete and submit your work on time, an email account that you regularly check and/or a phone so that we can keep in contact with you.
You need to pass a short English assessment which will be emailed to you for completion. You will need to demonstrate that you have sufficient time to study the qualification as it is expected that you will achieve within 6-10 weeks.
After you submit your application, you will receive a pre-course assessment form which we will ask you to complete and return to us. Your application will then be reviewed by our team and we will contact you to arrange the next steps.