Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

What is this course about?

Unit 01: Understand children and young people

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Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Start: Available throughout the year.

Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Start: Available throughout the year.

How is it taught

This is a distance learning qualification.

How will I be assessed?

As you work through the learning materials you will have the support of a knowledgeable assessor/tutor who will give you support, advice and guidance on the course content as well as providing robust feedback on the work you complete. Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health


What could I do next?


Other distance learning courses or health related part time qualifications.

Careers


Youth and community workers

Youth and community workers provide support to individuals or groups of individuals through a range of activities or services that aim to encourage participation in social and community life and promote personal and social development

Key Responsibilities

  • Helps set up credit unions, encourages parents to establish playgroups, works with other groups to find solutions to shared concerns or problems.
  • Advises individuals with particular needs or problems through informal discussion, individual counselling or formal group discussion.
  • Liaises and supports voluntary workers running groups in village halls, churches, mosques and other places of worship.
  • Undertakes the day-to-day running of community centres and supervises the activities of part-time and voluntary workers.
  • Organises social, recreational and educational activities in local community and youth groups.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£25,501

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 703
2019 702
2020 701

ANNUAL SALARY

£18,928 10%
£21,507 25%
£25,501 50%
£30,368 75%
£35,734 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

29 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 8.08%
25-34 24.34%
35-44 26.95%
45-54 27%
55-64 12.02%
65+ 1.58%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.42%
Level 1 2.44%
Level 2 6.55%
Level 3 21.15%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 14.93%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 41.25%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 12.69%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 0.56%

Child and early years officers

Child and early years officers work with babies and with children up to 14 years of age (or 16 for those with special needs), providing support, help and advice to individuals or within a family context.

Key Responsibilities

  • Attends meetings with colleagues and outside agencies.
  • Makes referrals to other agencies such as social services and educational psychologists.
  • Writes up case notes, prepares reports, keeps up-to-date records on clients.
  • Advises clients and their families on available resources.
  • Works with social worker to identify, plan and deliver appropriate support to families facing a variety of difficulties.
  • Deals with issues relating to poor attendance at school.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£22,006

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 267
2019 265
2020 264

ANNUAL SALARY

£15,808 10%
£18,595 25%
£22,006 50%
£26,354 75%
£31,158 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

11 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 4.12%
25-34 29.92%
35-44 18.69%
45-54 27.44%
55-64 19.76%
65+ 0.04%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.92%
Level 1 3.56%
Level 2 11.88%
Level 3 22.8%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 19.58%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 33.56%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 7.7%

Nursery nurses and assistants

Nursery nurses and assistants care for children from birth up to seven years of age in day or residential nurseries, children’s homes, maternity units and similar establishments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Communicates with parents and colleagues on children.
  • Writes reports on children.
  • Reads stories, organises counting games to help develop language and number skills.
  • Plans and organises games and other activities and supervises children.
  • Supervises young children at mealtimes.
  • Baths, dresses, prepares feed for and feeds babies, changes babies clothing whenever necessary.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£15,350

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 1,887
2019 1,929
2020 1,966

ANNUAL SALARY

£13,208 10%
£13,853 25%
£15,350 50%
£18,262 75%
£22,027 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

126 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 30.46%
25-34 28.89%
35-44 17.29%
45-54 16%
55-64 7.16%
65+ 0.18%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 0.58%
Level 1 2.51%
Level 2 16.1%
Level 3 51.68%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 14.61%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 12.76%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 1.76%

Childminders and related occupations

Childminders and related occupations provide day-to-day care of children within a domestic setting, and supervise and participate in their play, educational and other activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Complies with regulations set by OFSTED and their inspection requirements.
  • Maintains appropriate records of children.
  • Takes older children to and from school.
  • Takes children to participate in play groups or on appropriate outings.
  • Provides, supervises and participates in children.
  • Mends, washes and irons children.
  • Plans, prepares and serves children.
  • Changes babies.
  • Assists children to wash and dress.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£16,973

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 522
2019 532
2020 541

ANNUAL SALARY

£13,749 10%
£14,685 25%
£16,973 50%
£20,301 75%
£24,274 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

33 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 30.79%
25-34 30.43%
35-44 17.08%
45-54 14.29%
55-64 7%
65+ 0.37%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 4.25%
Level 1 7.66%
Level 2 23.21%
Level 3 32.57%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 15.02%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 13.74%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 3.55%

Playworkers

Playworkers deliver and facilitate play opportunities for children in a range of formal and informal settings including play groups, play schemes, free play locations, and in pre- and after-school activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Liaises with parents, carers and colleagues and keeps appropriate records.
  • Puts away equipment and cleans premises after use.
  • Organises and supervises children.
  • Organises and supervises children on excursions.
  • Encourages children.
  • Provides play areas and prepares materials for a wide range of children.
  • Supervises children.

AVERAGE EARNINGS

£16,037

EMPLOYMENT PROJECTIONS

2018 424
2019 430
2020 435

ANNUAL SALARY

£13,603 10%
£14,477 25%
£16,037 50%
£18,533 75%
£22,048 90%

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

26 new openings per year

AVERAGE AGE

16-24 29.08%
25-34 18.18%
35-44 21.65%
45-54 21.66%
55-64 7.81%
65+ 1.58%

QUALIFICATIONS

Level 0 2.61%
Level 1 1.79%
Level 2 22.11%
Level 3 43.5%
Level 4-5 (Higher Education) 6.79%
Level 6 (Bachelors) 16.37%
Level 7 (Masters or equivalent) 4.55%
Level 8 (Doctorate) 2.29%
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