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Mental Health First Aid - Level 2

Overview

With the number of employees suffering from a mental health issue at work increasing every year, being able to provide support and raise the understanding of mental health at work is essential for creating a happier, healthier working environment.

Mental Health First Aid is an online mental health training course that teaches people how to identify, understand and provide suitable support to those who need it. Whilst learners will not be clinically qualified, they will develop the skills to take those initial steps that can make a significant difference.

Teaching basic skills, the topics covered include:

  • Recognising mental ill-health
  • Supporting mental wellbeing in the workplace
  • Understanding how to promote a wellness culture
  • The importance of resilience and self-care.

This course will run for 5 weeks, there will be one session a week each from 6-7pm.

Start dates and fees

Costs

This course is free for adults aged between 19 and 23 who have a full Level 2 qualification (or higher), and adults aged 24 and over irrespective of prior attainment level, if they are unemployed and in receipt of qualifying benefits, or are employed but earn less than £18,525 per year.

This course costs £15 for adults aged between 19 and 23 who have a full Level 2 qualification (or higher), and adults aged 24 and over irrespective of prior attainment level, if they are employed and earn more than £18,525 per year, or are unemployed but not in receipt of benefits.

The course cannot be funded for adults aged between 19 and 23 with a prior attainment level less than a full Level 2 qualification, therefore a fee of £50 is payable.

Start Dates

  • Wednesday 22 February
  • Tuesday 18 April
  • Thursday 8 June

What will I study?

This course is made up of three topic areas:

  • Understanding what is meant by mental health
  • Understanding common mental health conditions
  • Understanding the role of the mental health first aider.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however learners should have a minimum of Level 2 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?

The course runs for a total of 5 weeks and learners will be expected to attend a weekly 1 hour online training session and spend an additional 2 hours every week for independent studying.

  • Week 1 - 1 hour online session + 2 hours of independent online study
  • Week 2 - 1 hour online session + 2 hours of independent online study
  • Week 3 - 1 hour online session + 2 hours of independent online study
  • Week 4 - 1 hour online session + 2 hours of independent online study
  • Week 5 -  Revision and assignment support.

Total time to achieve this qualification is 15 hours.

Guided learning hours for this qualification is 15. These hours are made up of all contact time, guidance or supervision of a tutor. Directed learning hours for this qualification is approximately 10 hours over the cycle of the programme. Learners are expected to study and do aspects of their assessment revision in their own time.

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How will I be assessed?

Each candidate is required to produce evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the qualification by completing a written assignment at the end of the course.

The qualification is graded pass or fail.

What can I progress onto?

Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems (FREE Distance Learning Course) - Level 2

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

There isn't currently career information listed for this course.

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.

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