Who is the course for? This qualification is designed for anyone looking to develop their understanding of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill health. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.
What are the aims of the course? The course aims to raise awareness of mental health and a range of mental health conditions and it is designed for any learner that wants to raise their awareness of mental health and the problems that can cause mental ill health. These may be learners who wish to access this training with a view to progressing to further qualifications or employment within health and social care, to complement other qualifications in apprenticeship frameworks within health or health and social care, or to develop in their current job role within health and social care.
What does the course involve? This is a vocationally related qualification which will take up to 6 months to complete. To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness, learners are required to successfully complete 10 mandatory units. Learners must successfully demonstrate their achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the mandatory units. Grades are not awarded. The Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health is internally assessed.
- Understanding mental health
- Understanding stress
- Understanding anxiety
- Understanding phobias
- Understanding depression
- Understanding postnatal depression
- Understanding bipolar disorder
- Understanding schizophrenia
- Understanding dementia
- Understanding eating disorders
- Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD
- Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – OCD
- Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – PTSD
Do I need any previous knowledge or entry qualifications? There are no specific prior qualifications needed to access this qualification.
This VRQ is awarded by NCFE CACHE.
If you have any queries please email Paula Baker on firstname.lastname@example.org.