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Understanding and Supporting Children and Young People with their Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal aspect of life; humans are programmed to be able to adapt and respond to stressful situations. However, when excessive anxiety begins to disrupt a child or adolescent’s day-to-day routine, we do need to step in and provide support.

This course will support educators, health providers and social care professionals in understanding the diverse types of anxiety that children and young people can present with. It will enhance the knowledge and understanding of strategies that can be used to support children and young people and provide professionals with the confidence to assist children and young people effectively and appropriately.

You will also learn to take responsibility for your own learning and skill development, including effective personal planning, self-reflection and project management.  

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is designed for pre-and in-service teachers, teaching assistants and those who work with children and young people in social care and health settings.

Teaching Methods

The teaching, assessment and learner support on this course will encourage creativity in a dynamic environment and collaborative culture.

You will have opportunities to gain experience by interacting with others during lectures, seminars (small group teaching), tutorials, workshops and practice-based sessions. These sessions will provide learning activities to develop you as an inquiring, expert and confident practitioner.

You will have a personal tutor and be offered both formal appointments where any issues can be raised, as well as informal one-to-one opportunities to discuss your progress. You will also have access to the library, learning resources centre, online resources and VLE.


Assessments will be evidence-informed and will embrace pedagogic research and practice.

The learning, teaching and assessment strategy for this microcredential has been devised to ensure that the specialist knowledge and practical skills are developed and clearly assessed in the most appropriate manner and have a clear professional focus. For example, the course will include a creative examination of strategies that have been developed to help children and young people with their anxieties.

Formative tasks and seminar activities will have a professional focus and enable you to consider case studies and real-life scenarios in order to apply your knowledge and learning to the real world and allow for key topics to be explored in greater depth with academic tutors and peers.