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The Learning Institute

The Learning Institute

Supporting the Mental Health of Children and Young People with SEND

Course Code: SCCS3001      Level: 6      Start Date: January 2023     


New 30-credit short course developing the knowledge and skills needed to promote resilience, wellbeing and mental health of children and young people with SEND.

This course will develop your understanding of social and emotional development with a focus on the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities {SEND).

You will explore a range of frameworks used to understand and support mental health including medical, social and biopsychosocial models.

You will gain essential skills and strategies to support children and young people who may exhibit emotional distress and signs of mental ill health.

This course has been designed with employers to ensure that it provides the knowledge and skills needed in the education, early years and children's services sectors.

How will I learn? 

You will be taught over 12 weeks beginning with a full day in-person launch conference where you can meet the other students on your course on 28th January 2023.

This will be followed by weekly evening live online teaching sessions in the virtual classroom and flexible online learning activities to fit around your work and commitments.

What entry qualifications do I need? 

Your application will be considered on evidence of relevant experience and prior learning. We welcome applications from experienced and mature learners who do not have formal GCSE/A Level qualifications.

Is student finance available for short courses? 

Tuition fee loans are available for this short course as part of the government's preparations for the Lifelong Learning Entitlement. You will be eligible for a loan if you live in England, even if you have had student loans for university courses in the past.

Further information about short course loans is available here.

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01726 891807  |  07956 056447