Well-being - Level 1 Certificate (Part-Time)

Level 1 - 4 GCSEs or NVQ Level 1 or Equivalent

Subject Area Trade Union Learning

School Trade Union Education Centre

Attendance Distance Learning


This Course is delivered Distance Learning and is undertaking at home, this course  has proved very popular with learners.

The  course will give you understanding in a number or areas to help you stay healthy and develop an awareness in the following subjects, Alcohol Awareness, Dementia Awareness,  Stress Awareness, Personal Safety and  Mental Health Awareness,

After completion of these you will achieve a NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Well-Being



This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk for more information.
Duration: 3 Weeks
Venue: Trade Union Education Centre

Who the course is for

This course is for any learner who is interested in gaining an awareness in wellbeing. Once you enroll you will be sent a course learning pack consisting of  two workbooks  with the course modules in and a course learning pack, email and telephone support is available.

Your pack will include your submission  dates and freepost envelopes for you to return your work.


Qualification Gained

 You will receive a NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Well-being

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.


Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

Workbook 1

Introduction to alcohol awareness for the individual

This unit develops your understanding of the harmful effects of excessive alcohol consumption, the possible societal effects and where to seek help if needed.

 Dementia awareness

In this unit you will develop an understanding of the most common types of dementia and how they can affect an individual. You will also explore practical ways in which a carer can take a person-centred approach to supporting an individual with dementia.

Workbook 2

Personal safety awareness

This unit introduces you to the concept of personal safety. You will examine situations that can increase risks to personal safety and consider ways to reduce this risk. The unit also covers ways to recognise potential conflict situations, as well as how to report any incidents that may occur.

Develop an awareness of mental health

You will broaden your awareness of cultural diversity in relation to mental health issues, explore what is meant by the term ‘mental health’, and consider the definition and causes of mental health difficulties. You will also develop your knowledge of the rights of those who experience mental health difficulties, and learn where appropriate support can be sought.

Introduction to stress and stress management

This unit gives you an opportunity to better understand stress, its causes and how it can affect people in various ways. You will explore a range of healthy strategies that can be used to prevent and reduce the effects of stress you encounter in your daily life, and you will gain an understanding of when and how you should seek specialist help if you are experiencing significant levels of stress.

Learning Methods

You will be sent a course learning pack to complete.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed in various ways including:

  •  Completing  the required Workbook
  •  Completing a Reflective journal

Progression Opportunities

You can progress onto the following courses

Level 2
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Working with People with Mental Health Needs

 NCFE Level 2 Award in Substance Misuse
NCFE Level 2 Award in Occupational Health and Safety
NCFE Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care
NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Dementia Awareness Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) for England (Adults with Learning Disabilities)
Level 2 Award in Employment and Personal Learning Skills in Health
Level 2 Award in Personal Well-Being
Level 2 Certificate in Personal Well-Being

Career Opportunities

The NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Well-Being can also support your progression into employment, or progression within employment, in the following job roles:

  •  Childcare worker
  •  Counsellor
  •  Social worker
  •  Nutritionist
  • Psychologist
  •  Doctor
  •  Nurse
  • Police officer

Entry Requirements

There are no  entry requirements .


Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

The course fee for this course is £350.

Additional Course Costs

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.