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Social Care & Early Years

Infant & Child Mental Health and Impact on Social & Emotional Development – Level 3

Start Date: 19th January 2022
Code: YFPZ2050C1

  • Free Short Courses
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  • We are currently not accepting applications for this course.


Duration: 5 Weeks Online
Number of weeks: 5
Start date: 19th January 2022
End date: 2nd March 2022
Day: Wed
Time: 19:00-21:00

Fee for 2021/2022 Academic Year:


This course is fully funded by the Department for the Economy, under the Skill Up Programme.  This course is a part of a suite of free online accredited courses that the College is offering to upskill, retrain and gain a qualification with no costs associated.

Course Content

This course aims to enable you to:

  • Understand social and emotional development in infants from 0-3 years.
  • Understand how mental health and other factors may affect a child’s social and emotional development.
  • Understand how to support a child’s social and emotional development.
  • Understand how to use everyday care routines and activities to support independence, health, safety and well- being.
  • Understand how to support children through life transitions.
  • Be able to evaluate strategies and activities that support a child’s social and emotional development.

Learners must be at least aged 18 years of age on or before 1 July 2021, resident of Northern Ireland and eligible to work in the UK. 

The OCN NI Level 3 Award in Infant and Child Mental Health and its Impact on Social and Emotional Development will allow learners to progress to other qualifications in the areas of learning and development/early years.


Jackie Caskey