Healthy Development in Young People



There are 7 modules which should take you between 2 and 2.5 hours to complete in total.


Work through the module at your own pace.When you have completed the module, you can return at any time to re-review any of the sections.


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You will find the course content below. This Healthy Development in Young People eLearning has 8 steps:

1 – 7) The elearning packages

8) The post-course evaluation form

Once you have completed the eLearning package, a ‘Mark complete‘ button will be available. Click this button to complete the section.

Next, complete and submit the post-course evaluation form, and click the ‘Mark complete‘ button

Once all steps have been completed, a downloadable certificate of completion will be issued on the page.

If you have any questions, please contact the RCPCH Learning team


Course information

This course aims to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes of children and young people affected by alcohol and drug misuse. We encourage both individuals and teams to complete the course for inspiring discussion and sharing best practice.

There are 7 modules which should take you between 2 and 2.5 hours to complete in total. After completing all e-learning modules, you will be able to:

  • Describe healthy adolescent development
  • Understand the range of factors that impact on healthy adolescent development
  • Recognise common sleep problems, sexual health problems and mental health problems in young people
  • Make your practice and service young people friendly

Subject matter experts

Miss Elizabeth Cracknell

Subject matter expert

Dr Sarah Creighton

Subject matter expert

Dr Deborah Christie


Professor Dick Churchill


Dr Max Davie


Dr Andrea Goddard


Miss Anna Gregorowski


Dr Gill Turner


Creation and review log

Launch dateJuly 2013
Review dateJuly 2016
Review date July 2019
Next reviewJuly 2022

Continued Professional Development (CPD)

As of 1st September 2016 the Revalidation and CPD team of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health no longer allocates a number CPD credits to courses or events. The removal of credits associated with events allows delegates to record the educational benefit of the activity through written reflection, in contrast to quantifying the significance based on the time duration of the course. This is in accordance with changes made to the CPD Scheme guidelines published in April 2016.

Detailed information and scheme guidance can be found on the RCPCH website

When recording the activity, delegates should focus on the reflection and detail the following:

  • What did you learn?
  • What effect has/will the learning had/have on your current practice?
  • What further learning or action, if any, is needed as a result of the original learning activity?

Should you have any questions regarding the removal of credits, please feel free to contact the CPD team

If you use the RCPCH CPD Diary, you can click here to visit the diary and record your learning: Log your learning on the RCPCH CPD Diary

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