NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health in the Early Years
- Health, Public Services and Care, Health and Social Care
- Registration and Certification Fee
- Level 2
- Minimum entry age
About this qualification
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. By completing the 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.
Who is it suitable for?
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.
How is this qualification structured?
Learners must achieve the 3 mandatory units.
How is the qualification assessed?
This qualification is internally assessed with an externally quality assured portfolio of evidence.
Do you need to be working to take this qualification?
Experience in the workplace is not required.
What related qualifications can you progress 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 Educator)
• Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care
Please see Ofqual’s Register of Regulated Qualifications for more information on these, and other, qualifications.
This qualification would support learners to progress to, or within, employment within the health and social care sector.
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.
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Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.
For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.
2021-22 AT 60358622 V1.0LessMore info Download