Course start date
10 April 2017 and 8 May 2017
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Course type:
4 units, 5 hours of study per unit
Mode of Study
100% online course, no campus attendance required
£350 - fees correct for Academic Year 2016/17. Subject to annual increase
This course is for
People working with young people in educational, support, care or mental health environments and children’s services
Learners should have an understanding of the English Language and the ability to study in English

Ideally suited for individuals working with children and young people, this course will provide an overview of some of the common mental and emotional health issues that can be experienced by children and young people and will consider the impact that these health issues may have for the young person and their families. The course will also offer some low level strategies and advice when supporting a child or young person with a mental health issue.

The course will specifically consider working with young people with anxiety and depression and also children and young people who self-harm. In addition, the course will consider the impact of having Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and will review some approaches to supporting children and young people with ASD.

Gain a Certificate and digital badges to recognise your CPD achievement

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion from the University of Derby to recognise your achievement and your commitment to continuing professional development (CPD), allowing you to provide evidence to a professional body or to your employer or simply for inclusion in your personal development portfolio.

You will also gain a digital badge for each unit that you complete, recognising your efforts for each stage of the course.

Whilst this course does not lead to University credits, it can be used to evidence your CPD and experiential learning.

Who is the Child and Adolescent Mental Health course for?

Though open to anyone wishing to better understand the subject, the short course is suitable to those working with young people in educational, support, care or mental health environments and children’s services such as early year’s providers, schools and colleges, children’s centres and youth organisations. It will be of particular interest to people in roles such as:

  • Special Education Needs Co-ordinators (SENco’s)
  • School nurses
  • Children’s centre workers
  • Youth workers
  • Nurses within healthcare
  • Social care workers within services for young people

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