Level 2 Certificate In Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

Level 2 Certificate In Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

Children and young people are amongst the most vulnerable in our society when it comes to the impact of adverse circumstances on their lives. Adverse childhood experience can impact on the development and mental health of children and young people that may persist into adulthood and affect their life chances.  This qualification will provide learners with an opportunity to develop an understanding of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) relevant to their current or future roles and will equip them with basic understanding of techniques for preventing and addressing ACEs in practice.


The objectives of this qualification are to enable the learner to:
• Explore childhood and family structures
• Explore ACEs and understand potential outcomes for children enduring ACEs
• Understand the role of the practitioner supporting children impacted by ACEs
• Develop strategies to improve outcomes for children affected by ACEs.

For a limited time only it also includes an Impact of Covid-19 supplement, which covers:

• Children and young people’s experience of coronavirus
• Supporting children and young people in lockdown or isolation
• Supporting those working with children and young people
• Returning to the new normal