About the course
This qualification aims to raise your awareness of mental health and a range of mental health problems. You will gain an understanding of prevalent mental health problems and how you can then work with or interact with individuals with them.
You must meet the following eligibility criteria in order to access this course:
Age: You must have been at least 19 years of age by 1 August (if you are aged 19-23 years you must already hold a full level 2 qualification i.e. 5 x GCSE's grade A*-C / 4-9)
Nationality: You must have lived within the EU for at least the last 3 years.
Level: You must undertake a maths and English skills checker to ensure the course is the right level for you.
Apprenticeships: Please contact us regarding the funding rules for apprentices
All students will be required to attend an initial online induction session via zoom. At the start of the course and you will be allocated a designated tutor who will support you through your qualification.
All learners will be required to complete an electronic enrolment form and an initial screening for maths and English (online)
NCFE/CACHE Level 2 qualification
What you'll learn (core modules)
Unit 1: Understanding mental health
You will be introduced to a range of prevalent mental health problems and their effects, and will learn about the importance of caring for people with these conditions as individuals.
Unit 2: Understanding stress
You will gain an understanding of the many causes and effects of stress and how it can affect individuals in their day-to-day lives.
Unit 3: Understanding anxiety
You will discover how anxiety can affect individuals and those around them, as well as how it can be managed.
Unit 4: Understanding phobias
This unit will introduce you to the ways in which phobias can affect individuals, as well as methods for managing the condition.
Unit 5: Understanding depression
This unit covers the causes and effects of depression on individuals and those around them. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of how depression can be managed.
Unit 6: Understanding post-natal depression
In this unit you will learn what is meant by the term 'postnatal depression'. You will look into how postnatal depression not only affects women, but the effect it can have on others around them.
Unit 7: Understanding bipolar disorder
This unit will give learners an understanding of bipolar disorder, its causes and the effects it can have on individuals and their daily lives. You will also gain an understanding of ways in which bipolar disorder can be managed.
Unit 8: Understanding schizophrenia
You will discover what schizophrenia is and how it can affect individuals in their day-to-day lives, as well as explore people's perceptions of this condition due to its representation in the media.
Unit 9: Understanding dementia
This increasingly prevalent condition is explored in this unit by looking at how different types affect individuals in different ways. You will also gain an understanding of the ways in which this condition can affect others around the individual.
Unit 10: Understanding eating disorders
This unit will give you a comprehensive insight into the different types of eating disorders and their effects on individuals and others around them.
Unit 11: Understanding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
You will gain an understanding of the effects of ADHD, as well as ways in which it can be managed.
Unit 12: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
You will discover the potential causes of OCD and the effects it can have on individuals and those around them. You will also explore some of the ways in which OCD can be managed.
Unit 13: Understanding Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
In this final unit, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the many causes of PTSD, as well as the effects on both individuals and those around them. Learners will also explore the different ways of managing the condition.
How will I be assessed?
This qualification is assessed via an internally assessed portfolio of evidence which is submitted to your tutor using the online portal.
Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)
All learning is completed online at a time that suits you without the need to attend college. From March 2020 until further notice these inductions will be held online via Zoom. Full details will be provided once you have you completed the enrolment process.
Where will this course take me?
Once you have completed your flexible learning course with us, you may feel that you would like to progress with your studies or develop skills in another area and take up another course. Please see our website for more details
How much will it cost?
The course is fully funded and there are no associated costs with completing this course*
However if you start and not complete this course there will be a charge of £125
*The course is fully funded subject to the individual being over 19 and having lived in an EEA country for the last 3 years
Days & times
Please contact us for dates and further information