Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems for Adults

Course Code: Q271079

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    Distance learning

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    1 year

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Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness

This course will develop your understanding of a range of mental health issues, including stress, anxiety, depression, phobias, dementia and other conditions, which may significantly affect someone's mental health.

You 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.

This qualification is aimed at students who are involved in the delivery of mental health services but do not hold a related professional qualification.

Units may include:

  • understanding stress
  • understanding anxiety
  • understanding bipolar Disorder
  • understanding dementia
  • understanding depression
  • understanding eating disorders.

Students are expected to have at least a Level 1 qualification in English, which will be assessed before starting the course.

This qualification is online only so you can study it at your own pace in your own workspace.

This is a distance learning course, with 160 guided hours. Assessment must meet the requirements of the identified assessment strategy/principles. All learning outcomes must be met to achieve a pass.

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.

Successful students can progress to other qualifications such as:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 Certificate for Working in the Health Sector
  • Level 2 Diploma in Care
  • Level 2 Diploma in Adult Care.

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