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Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems - Level 2

Overview

The qualification develops learners’ knowledge and understanding of a range of mental health issues, including general mental health, stress, anxiety, depression, phobias, dementia and other conditions which may significantly affect the mental health of a person.

Learners will be given a thorough grounding in what is meant by mental health terminology, possible causes and triggers of each condition, how each condition can affect the lives of the people living with them and how conditions may be managed.

The qualification is designed to develop knowledge and skills in this subject area.

Start dates and fees

Start

Anytime.

Cost

The distance learning courses are completely free for anyone aged 19 or over (on the 31st August 2022), irrespective of their current employment status, but applicants must live in the UK in a non-devolved area. Applicants aged 19-23 must already have a full level 2 qualification to be eligible.

Please note, if you fail to reach the end of the course, you may be subject to a £125 admin fee.

What will I study?

This course is made up of a series of mandatory units:

  • Understanding anxiety
  • Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD
  • Understanding bipolar disorder
  • Understanding dementia
  • Understanding depression
  • Understanding eating disorders
  • Understanding mental health
  • Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder OCD
  • Understanding phobias
  • Understand Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD
  • Understand postnatal depression
  • Understand schizophrenia
  • Understanding stress

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however learners should have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.

All applicants must live in England and NOT live in one of the locations listed here.

How long is the course?

Total time to achieve this qualification is 160 hours of guided learning.

These hours are made up of all contact time, guidance or supervision of a tutor.

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How will I be assessed?

The qualification is assessed by internally set and marked assessments subject to external quality assurance.

All learning outcomes and assessment criteria must be met to achieve a Pass – there is no grading.

What can I progress onto?

  • Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care
  • Level 2 or 3 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector
  • Level 3 Diploma in Health Care Support
  • Level 2 or 3 Diplomas in Healthcare Support Services
  • Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Careers

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How do I apply?

All you need to do is press the green Sign up button found under 'Next steps' and complete our simple online form.

Once submitted, our team will review your information to ensure you are eligible to study the course (we will get in touch should there be in any issues).

If you meet the eligibility requirements, you’ll be sent an email which contains a link to our online enrolment form for you to complete.

Your enrolment details will then be processed by our team and you will receive an email that will contain a link for you to access your course materials. Please allow 3-5 working days for your enrolment details to be processed.

Next steps

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