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Mental Health Awareness - Level 2

Summary

This qualification (NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness) will raise your awareness of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill health. Having a good knowledge of each mental illness will help you to develop plans of combating these with people that you work with in a mental health support role.

The course is ideal for people who are looking to increase their understanding of a variety of mental health issues such as depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and eating disorders.

The course is delivered remotely and runs over 18 weeks with 4.5 hours of scheduled contact time each week. Both daytime and evening options of study are available.

You will be assigned a subject specialist course tutor who will deliver the live scheduled sessions. The tutor will also be available for weekly support and to guide you from the beginning to the completion of your qualification.

The qualification is internally assessed using a range of methods including written assignments or tasks. Expert tuition is delivered by our industry specialists on this programme, with access to continued online support to assist in completing your assignments.   

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
28 Oct 2024
Bispham Campus
14 Weeks

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

This qualification also provides knowledge for learners who are working or volunteering within the care sector. 

This course is designed to help support progression to employment for job roles including:

  • Care assistants
  • Mental health support workers
  • Home care support workers
  • Healthcare support service worker
  • Mental health outreach worker

This qualification supports progression to further learning in the following areas: Level 2 and 3 Working in Adult Social Care, Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health or other subject relevant courses.

Key information

Entry Requirements

No previous training or experience is required for this programme but you must be over 19 on the 31 August before the course start date.

Qualification obtained

Certificate in Mental Health Awareness

Terms and conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

Tuition Fees

Read our tuition fees guide.

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

As this course is delivered online, regular access to IT is essential in order to attend the sessions and to complete the assessment tasks/electronic workbooks. 

All other equipment/resources you require for this course are provided by B&FC at no extra cost.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: NCFE

Terms and Conditions

Read our full terms and conditions.

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

This is a knowledge-only qualification; there are no work placements and no field trips on this programme.

This qualification consists of 10 mandatory units, including the following; 

  • Understanding mental health  
  • Understanding stress 
  • Understanding anxiety  
  • Understanding phobias 
  • Understanding depression 
  • Understanding post-natal depression  
  • Understanding bipolar disorder  
  • Understanding schizophrenia 
  • Understanding dementia  
  • Understanding eating disorders

Industry Placement and Field Trips

This is a knowledge-only qualification; there are no work placements and no field trips on this programme.

Learning and Teaching Methods

Your course will begin with you attending college for an induction session to meet the curriculum team.

The course will then be delivered remotely with live lectures and support sessions schedule for a total of 4.5 hours a week for 18 weeks (term time only). Within these sessions there will be tutor delivery, question and answer, discussion, group work tasks and individual tasks.

You will also attend College for 2 or 3 small group seminars within your scheduled delivery time over the duration of your course. All dates for college attendance will be provided at the start of your course.  

It is expected that you will complete a minimum of 3 hours independent study, each week, outside of the class to complete the assessment tasks which take the form of electronic workbooks.

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

How will I learn?

Your course will begin with you attending college for an induction session to meet the curriculum team.

The course will then be delivered remotely with live lectures and support sessions schedule for a total of 4.5 hours a week for 18 weeks (term time only). Within these sessions there will be tutor delivery, question and answer, discussion, group work tasks and individual tasks.

You will also attend College for 2 or 3 small group seminars within your scheduled delivery time over the duration of your course. All dates for college attendance will be provided at the start of your course.  

It is expected that you will complete a minimum of 3 hours independent study, each week, outside of the class to complete the assessment tasks which take the form of electronic workbooks.

Expert tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver.

The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Entry Requirements

No previous training or experience is required for this programme but you must be over 19 on the 31 August before the course start date.

Qualification Obtained

Certificate in Mental Health Awareness

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

This qualification consists of 10 mandatory units, including the following; 

  • Understanding mental health  
  • Understanding stress 
  • Understanding anxiety  
  • Understanding phobias 
  • Understanding depression 
  • Understanding post-natal depression  
  • Understanding bipolar disorder  
  • Understanding schizophrenia 
  • Understanding dementia  
  • Understanding eating disorders

All units will be internally assessed using a range of methods including written assignments or tasks such as designing a leaflet or poster, charts, using case studies or a workbook.

You will complete assignments on a weekly basis and uploaded to an electronic portfolio. 

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